Areas of Expertise
Transit Technology

As the technology industry as a whole has literally exploded over the last decade, transit has been the beneficiary of many of these technological advances.  From state-of-the-art fare collection equipment, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), geographic information systems (GIS), dozens of software applications for improving and enhancing dispatching and scheduling functions to the use of on-line surveys and training technologies, transit systems have access to a vast array of technological tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their transit services.   

RLS & Associates, Inc. has assisted State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), urban, small urban, and rural transit systems, and private nonprofit agencies in this area by assessing their technology needs and evaluating the different applications and products that are available.  Specifically, RLS has assisted with the development of technology plans, training programs for a specific software application, and specifications development and reviews; reviews of computer hardware/software bid procurements; the research, analysis, and recommendations for fare collection; and more.  In addition, as part of transit facility design projects, RLS also provides input and guidance into the technology needs and requirements for these facilities.