COVID-19 Update

Starting June 1, 2021, all RLS employees will return to the Dayton office. RLS continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates to clients and staff if the situation changes. You can reach the Dayton office by phone or email. 


Moving People… Improving Lives.

RLS & Associates, Inc.’s (RLS) mission is to help the transit community meet current and future challenges in an affordable, practical, and high quality manner, while maintaining the highest standard of honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

Throughout the United States, RLS provides training, technical assistance, and transportation management and operations consulting services to small, medium, and large public transit systems, federal and state departments of transportation, government agencies, and paratransit operators.

Areas of Expertise

The ten major Areas of Expertise listed here, represent the general types of assistance RLS has provided in its over 30 years of service to the transit industry. Have a unique challenge? Contact RLS and its team of highly trained transit professionals. The RLS team is ready to help!
  • Civil Rights
  • Coordination & Mobility Management
  • Drug & Alcohol Regulations
  • Financial Management & Cost Allocation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Service Evaluation & Planning
  • Surveys & Data Collection
  • State DOT Assistance
  • Training & Technical Assistance – National, State, & Local
  • Transit Agency Technical Assistance & Training

What’s Keeping Us Busy

FTA Drug & Alcohol Compliance, North Dakota, Nevada, and Colorado Departments of Transportation

RLS & Associates, Inc. is beginning to assist all three State DOT’s in achieving compliance with the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) drug and alcohol testing regulations. RLS’ focus is on each subrecipient’s drug and alcohol programs, policies, oversight, and potential on-site compliance reviews.

RLS Continues with Year Two of CORTAP

In March of 2019, RLS was selected as one of the Federal Transit Administrations (FTA) task order Comprehensive Oversight Review and Technical Assistance Program (CORTAP) reviewers. Now in year two, RLS has been delayed by COVID-19 to conduct on-site reviews in Region 9 along with MTA in New York City. In the meantime, RLS staff continue to provide remote support to FTA through corrective action technical assistance.  

State RTAP Programs

RLS provides various RTAP services ranging from training and technical assistance to the full management and operating of the RTAP program. Project highlights include:
Management of the Indiana RTAP, New Hampshire RTAP, Wisconsin RTAP, and Tennessee RTAP. RLS is also involved with RTAP programs in New Mexico, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. RLS recently started the management and training program for the Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Transit. 

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