The Board of Directors of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has named Andrew Robbins executive director and chief executive officer, effective September 5, 2017. Robbins succeeds Krishniah Murthy, interim executive director and chief executive officer.
Robbins joins HART with experience in public passenger urban rail, rail equipment, infrastructure, construction management, systems integration, airport transit, project management and engineering, systems engineering, construction and installation, operations and maintenance, and business development. He is also a specialist in driverless transit systems similar to the system HART will employ.
Robbins is a licensed professional engineer in Hawaii and Pennsylvania and is currently a senior executive with Bombardier Transportation.
“I fully realize the challenges that lie ahead for this project and the community concerns that come along with them,” said Robbins. “Having previously been involved with this project, I also believe strongly in its merits. Residents, visitors and future generations will not only benefit from this project but will also view it as an integral part of Honolulu’s transportation infrastructure.”
Murthy will remain with HART for a period to allow for Robbins’ successful transition into his new role.