Shortly before I left BoMag, I asked MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo if Grabauskas would be leaving in January as some Internet rumors had reported. Here's what he told me (twice):
“I’m sure you’ll treat the credibility of a blogger’s rumor with the level of respect it deserves[.]”
Nowhere in that statement does the word “no” appear. And now that the transit upheaval has begun, does it mean Grabauskas is busy packing up his office? If he leaves, who will take his place?
I hate to post a bunch of rhetorical questions, but I don't have the answers. I just know that Grabauskas has a lot of the same qualities as Bernard Cohen (the propensity to be up-front about the doomed status of his agency, not being very chummy with Gov. Deval Patrick), as well as being a holdover from the Romney administration.
Guess only time will tell.