The Globe reports that the MBTA has brought back its former general manager, Dan Grabauskas, to serve as executive director of commuter rail, which means he'll be working with T officials to figure out ways Keolis, which actually runs commuter rail under a contract, can make things better.
Now, last we'd heard of Grabauskas after he left here in 2009, he was out in Hawaii, serving as general manager of Honolulu's nascent rapid-transit system. What could possibly entice him to leave a tropical paradise for the snow and sleet of Boston? Seems there were some issues involving major cost overruns and lack of financial accountability. But, no, Grabauskas wasn't fired. He quit first.