Kevan Marshall Wins Young Leaders Award

Published November 15, 2023.

Kevan Marshall received the Young Leaders Award at the 2023 CUTA Awards Ceremony.

Kevan stands out as an exceptional project manager, boasting a track record of successfully overseeing Grand River Transit’s U-Pass programs, benefitting more than 40,000 students. His tenure has been marked by the coordination of over 11 critical transit-supporting infrastructure projects, collectively valued at over $5 million. Furthermore, Kevan played a pivotal role in the creation of the TravelWise membership campaign, which propelled program participation from 20 to 40 workplaces. His innovative thinking introduced a groundbreaking Corporate Transit product, leading to a remarkable influx of over 200 new subscribers within the very first month.

Kevan’s leadership has been instrumental in advancing integrated mobility and sustainable transportation within the Waterloo Region. His unwavering commitment to prioritizing transit in decision-making, planning, and design processes has resulted in fruitful collaborations with local municipalities, culminating in the successful execution of transit-supporting projects. Kevan’s outreach to major employers has yielded impressive results by encouraging transit incentives for their employees, and his contribution extends to the creation of the Region of Waterloo Bike Map. In challenging times, Kevan has proven himself as a respectful collaborator, skillfully negotiating temporary solutions during the pandemic, including U-Pass suspensions and the establishment of special refund conditions for university partners.

Under Kevan’s astute leadership, Grand River Transit has achieved several notable milestones, solidifying its position as one of the preeminent transit systems in Canada and beyond.