Company Overview

System Integrator with over 29 Years of Experience

RL Controls is a mass transit system integrator with over 29 years of mass transit experience. Founded in 1991 by principal owner Lena Walsh, the company has earned a reputation for high quality and reliable systems, solutions, manufactured equipment, installations, and service.

We are a company built on industry experts working with federal, state, and local transit agencies, rail and bus builders, and equipment and software OEMS throughout the US and Canada, to develop and implement innovative and reliable solutions.

Quality

RL Controls, LLC (RLC) is ISO-9001:2015 certified for design, integration, installation, service, and support of vital and non-vital electronic and communications systems for railway and mass transit vehicles and infrastructure.

Mass transit is all we do. RL Controls understands what is important to you and your customers. RL Controls has the proven industry experience, technical knowledge, and diverse professional team to deliver customized services and solutions across the entire project life cycle for any size project.

Growth

Due to the high level of customer satisfaction and RL Controls unique ability to solve our customers most complex challenges we have experienced double digit growth year over year for the past 3 years. We are on track to continue that trajectory.

We are Advanced Solutions for Mass Transit.

Experience, Expertise & Knowledge

Our extensive mass transit expertise spans more than 34 years. Our interdisciplinary team has experience in wide range of services thru all phases of a project. From engineering design, implementation/install, testing/commissioning, thru to maintenance and warranty support, our experienced team uses their talents to transform a customer’s needs or conceptual design into a high quality, robust functioning system.

RL Controls is an engineering focused company of more than 50 employees with 60% of employees in engineering or field technical roles. RLC is certified in 34 states as a DBE/WBE/SBE.

From design engineering to install and testing, RL Controls has the proven industry experience, technical knowledge, and diverse professional team to deliver customized services and solutions across the entire project life cycle for any size project.

RL Control’s is currently and engineering lead company of 50 employees with 60% of employees in engineering or field technical roles. RLC is certified in 34 states as a DBE/WBE.

What is DBE?

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Owned Business Definition. DBE is a company level diversity certification.

RL Control’s is currently and engineering lead company of 50 employees with 60% of employees in engineering or field technical roles. RLC is certified in 34 states as a DBE/WBE.

What is a WBE?

WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) is an independent business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens; whose business formation and principal place of business are in the US or its territories; and whose management and daily operation is controlled by one or more of the women owners.

What exactly does it mean to be “certified as a WBE”?

Being certified as a WBE means that a business concern has gone through a rigorous and stringent certification process to confirm the business is owned, managed, and controlled by a woman or women. Lena Walsh is RLC’s business owner that has brought the company such recognition.

RL Control’s is currently and engineering lead company of 50 employees with 60% of employees in engineering or field technical roles. RLC is certified in 34 states as a DBE/WBE.

What is Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Owned Business?

SBE is a company level diversity certification. SBE certifications are usually issued by the local or state government. Eligibility for certification as a Small Business Enterprise varies depending on the issuer; requirements may relate to number of employees, length of time the company has been in business and the net worth of the company’s owner.

SBE certification is non-industry specific.