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 the Oregon DOT 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 on-site compliance reviews. 

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 with the potential to provide Ohioans with limitless transportation options. RLS is proud to be a partner with ODOT on this important project of state and 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.

MVRPC Coordination Plan Update

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) hired RLS & Associates, Inc. to update the Human Services Transportation Coordination (HSTC) Plan for the Miami Valley area including Montgomery, Greene, Miami, and northern Warren Counties. The RLS team approach includes community engagement meetings in each county and the core of the Dayton area, ongoing work with the project steering committee and HSTC Council which are made up of more than 30 key local stakeholders, as well as the MVRPC Technical Advisory Committee and Board of Directors. Ultimately, MVRPC intends to align the HSTC Plan Update with a pilot program, the Greater Regional Mobility Initiative (GRMI). A partnership among MVRPC, ODOT’s Office of Transit, and Catholic Social Services.

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