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, Oregon Department of Transportation
RLS & Associates, Inc. is assisting Oregon DOT (ODOT’s) Section 5311 subrecipients 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, and oversight. On-site reviews will be completed for all of ODOT’s subrecipients, including a review of the Drug and Alcohol Program Manager, drug and alcohol policy, records management, and applicable service agents such as the Breath Alcohol Technician, Urine Collection Technician, Medical Review Officer, Third Party Administrator/Consortium, and the Substance Abuse Professional.
ODOT Recognized by CTAA for Leadership
The Ohio DOT Office of Transit was recognized by CTAA at the 2018 EXPO in Pittsburgh as an outstanding state organization supporting local transit systems. ODOT was recognized specifically for its leadership in developing ‘a new view of mobility’ as part of Ohio Mobility Transformation, a statewide, multi-agency initiative to align the elements of policies, funding, planning, and technology. The implementation of Ohio Mobility Transformation will result in the potential for limitless transportation options for Ohioans. RLS is proud to be a partner with ODOT on this important project that has not only statewide, but national significance. Congratulations, ODOT!
Georgia Department of Transportation Compliance Support
RLS & Associates, Inc. (RLS) was recently awarded a contract by the Georgia DOT to provide comprehensive compliance and training services and technical support. RLS has enjoyed a long, positive relationship with GDOT, providing technical support and training for GDOT’s FTA drug and alcohol program, and is excited for the opportunity to expand its role in supporting both GDOT and the state’s public transit providers.
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