Gannett Fleming

Shadan Re-Elected to California Transit Association’s Executive Committee

Kam Shadan, P.E., a vice president and regional office manager of Gannett Fleming, has been re-elected to the executive committee of the California Transit Association (CTA) for the 2011-2013 election.

Based in the Mill Valley, Calif., office, Shadan is responsible for strategic planning, organizational development, recruitment, marketing, client relations and profit and loss of the overall operations for the office.

During Shadan’s first term as an executive committee member of CTA from 2007-2011, many initiatives were accomplished, including:

  • The passing of Proposition 22 last November to protect transit funding
  • The governor funding the State Transit Assistance Program at the record level of $416 million
  • CTA winning a lawsuit against the state and the attorney fees being reimbursed
  • The 2010 Conference EXPO in San Diego, Calif., receiving a 71.4 percent favorable rating from participants
  • More than 95 percent of members surveyed rating CTA performance as excellent.

“We do not plan to slow down for the next two years,” Shadan said. “There is already a list of upcoming initiatives planned for pursuit.” These include:

  • Continuing efforts to protect transit funding
  • Returning the reimbursement of attorney fees to membership
  • Making the San Jose Conference in 2011 a record success
  • Continuing efforts to further solidify the CTA brand
  • Reinforcing the California Transit Finance Corporation Operations
  • Exploring innovative funding practices through Public Private Partnerships
  • Collaborating with the Union of International Transport Providers and the American Public Transportation Association.

The CTA is a non-profit statewide organization dedicated to shaping California's critical investment in the future of transportation. Comprised of nearly 190 member organizations, the association is committed to a collaborative approach to advocating for improved transit operations throughout California and is focused on implementing transit-friendly policy, a balanced transportation system, and increased transit funding.

Shadan holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of California Berkeley and a Master of Science in engineering management with a focus on mega projects management from the University of Santa Clara. A graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Seminar in Project Development and Private Equity, Shadan also is a registered professional engineer and a general engineering and building contractor in the state of California.