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Gill Hicks to Expand Cambridge Systematics’ Presence in Southern California (March 2009)

Gill V. Hicks recently joined Cambridge Systematics, Inc. as a Senior Associate and Director of Southern California Operations.  He brings more than 30 years of experience in transportation planning and policy, freight and goods movement, and port planning.  Mr. Hicks will lead the ongoing expansion of Cambridge Systematics’ services for clients in the Southern California region, and will work with clients across the nation on a variety of freight planning and policy issues.

Prior to joining Cambridge Systematics, Mr. Hicks served as the President of Gill V. Hicks and Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in transportation planning, project management, and intergovernmental relations.  His clients included the Port of Long Beach, City of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Hueneme, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, City of Placentia/OnTrac Joint Powers Authority, and City of Chicago.

For more than 10 years, Mr. Hicks served as the General Manager for the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA).  He provided oversight on the Alameda Corridor project, a 20-mile, $2.4 billion dollar program of railroad and highway improvements linking the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles.  Mr. Hicks’ responsibilities included providing overall management of the authority; building consensus and generating political support for the project; testifying before the U.S. Congress and other legislative and regulatory bodies; developing a financial plan; and coordinating with railroad, trucking, and shipping businesses.

Mr. Hicks received a Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He can be contacted via e-mail at or by telephone at (310) 403-6274.

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