Areas of Expertise
Facility Planning & Design

RLS & Associates, Inc. (RLS) provides facility planning and design assistance to small urban and rural transit systems which may be purchasing, building, or rehabbing an existing facility.  A complete package of templates and documents to assist transit systems in this process was developed for the State of Indiana’s ARRA projects.  The documents include a facility design template, design guidelines, guidelines for evaluating cost proposals, a Documented Categorical Exclusion (DCE) checklist, and a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for procuring Architectural and Engineering Services.  A series of workshops was also developed to assist transit systems with their construction projects, including one on Environmental Clearance, DBE and A/E services, and Quality Assurance.  Various other products were also developed as part of this project.  Please refer to the “ARRA” Section of this website.