J.D., George Mason University, 2022
M.A., Regional Planning, Cornell University, 2012
B.S., Economics and Finance, Hong Kong University of Science & Tehnology, 2010
District of Columbia
Viktor Zhong’s practice focuses on development and delivery of major infrastructure projects that involve multiple parties. He has experience advising public clients with procurement and contracting for professional services, construction, and operations and maintenance of infrastructure projects using various delivery methods, including design-build and public-private partnership (“P3” or “PPP”). He has developed a strong focus on public transit and passenger rail through his past work at a large infrastructure consulting firm prior to joining Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell. He spent ten years advising public transit authorities and state and local governments in capital project development and delivery, governance and institutional design, funding and financing, and procurement and contracting.
Chicago Red Line Extension, Chicago Transit Authority
Assists with the procurement of a design-builder for the mainline of the Chicago Red Line Extension project.
Professional Services Procurement, Front Range Passenger Rail District
Assists with procurement and contract document development for professional services required for passenger rail project planning and development.
LAX Consolidated Rental Car Facility O&M Phase Support, City of Los Angeles
Assists with contract document development for the operations and maintenance phase of the LAX Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility P3 agreement.
San Francisco Downtown Rail Extension, Transbay Joint Powers Authority
Assisted with the negotiation and development of term sheets for intergovernmental agreements for project development, design, construction, asset handover for revenue service, asset maintenance, and capital renewal.
Finch West LRT P3 Project Management, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario
Provided project management services for the design and construction phase of the P3 light rail project.
Professional Services Contract Documents Standardization, DC Water
Assisted with the revamp and reorganization of DC Water’s standard professional service contract documents for design service, construction management, and program management, including task order agreements, and developed a new process for using the new standard documents.
Valley Rail Project Planning and Development, Altamont Corridor Express
Provided continuous project development and funding assistance for ACE’s capital expansion project Valley Rail, including support for grant applications and development and continuous update of an agency-wide 20-year financial plan.
Regional Transit Governance, Multiple Clients
Advised local and regional governments in developing inter-jurisdictional governance structure for public transit services, including formation of new regional transit authorities. Specific tasks include identifying statutory options for regional governance; analyzing potential financial impacts; planning asset transfer and operations transition; drafting intergovernmental agreement for governance structure, financial commitment, asset ownership and responsibilities, and other provisions that would lead to formal agreements and resolutions. Effort has led to the formation of a regional public transportation authority in Arizona and a regional transit commission in Alberta.