Kam is a nationally recognized program manager who brings extensive experience in mega transit and rail capital projects to his key role at PMA. He has overseen and directed all aspects of these projects, including the project management plan, scope, cost, schedule, risk, and readiness reviews. He has built and led multiple teams in responding to transit and rail client needs nationwide, as well as to their key funding partner Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Kam has served as an expert forensic witness and created a seminar titled, “Construction Project Management Standards of Care,” accredited by the California Bar Association for continuing legal education. Kam is the lead author of the FTA’s Construction Project Management Handbook, as well as of several presentations and papers published in industry journals for design-build delivery and for mega capital program oversight.
The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority in California has implemented a bus rapid transit system in a 19-mile corridor from Pomona to Rancho Cucamonga. Currently called the West Valley Connector BRT, the project includes purchasing 60′ articulated vehicles, 22 new stations, a vehicle maintenance facility, and transit signal priority. The Authority sought almost 30% of the total capital cost from the Small Starts Program.
PMA provides project management oversight consulting services, including contract and program support for the project. PMA also contributes project management and technical review services.
“PMA has made significant positive impacts on numerous FTA projects, including the West Valley Connector project. They successfully manage activities by quickly identifying critical project issues and actively engaging with the project sponsor. PMA establishes a quality policy, objectives, plans, and procedures/work instructions, thereby gaining the project sponsor’s confidence by demonstrating technical knowledge of project and vehicle parameters. Their proactiveness in foreseeing potential project issues has allowed projects to move forward. Similarly, their continuous and consistent briefings, supported by the qualified opinion of subject/technical experts, quickly bring attention to any problem, issue, or concern. These findings were discussed with the grantee promptly, adding value to the grantee’s oversight and enhancing the management provided by FTA and PMA for the projects. PMA’s proactive and cooperative working relationship with FTA and the grantee to resolve issues is noteworthy.”