Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Awards On-Call Surveying Services Contract to KS Associates, Inc.

April 24, 2013 – KS Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, was selected by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) to provide On-Call Surveying Services under a $200,000 task-order-based contract. The 24-month contract commenced in January 2013. Surveying services performed by KS Associates will augment RTA’s in-house surveying personnel and will support various design, infrastructure improvement and property acquisition projects.

The RTA Board selected KS Associates upon the recommendation of RTA staff. KS Associates has experience in performing complex boundary research, and has performed similar work for rail-related and public clients such as Norfolk Southern Railroad, the City of Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

KS Associates has provided surveying services to RTA in the past, in support of important rail and roadway infrastructure improvements. Work has included surveying necessary to realign and relocate tracks to retire the Kingsbury Tunnel, a light-rail junction connecting the Red and Green-Blue Lines, which had been in place since the early 1900s; to rehabilitate the 45-year-old Red Line Airport Tunnel beneath Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for improvement of track and drainage systems; for the design of the RTA West 117th Street Rapid Station; and for the Euclid Corridor Transportation Project, a $200 million urban infrastructure improvement that allows the City of Cleveland to move more than 20,000 people per day along Euclid Avenue, to two of the largest employment centers — downtown Cleveland and University Circle.

Photo caption: GCRTA Airport Rapid Transit Station. Shown in the photo is the Greater Cleveland RTA Airport Rapid Transit Station.

About KS Associates:
KS Associates is a civil engineering and land surveying firm founded in 1987. The firm provides planning, design, bidding and construction phase services related to public infrastructure projects in the areas of transportation, potable water, waste water and storm water; site development engineering services for institutional, commercial and residential uses; land surveying and mapping services; and 3D laser scanning services. KS Associates is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). For more information visit:

About RTA:
RTA provides quality, economic and safe public transportation via rail, bus and Paratransit throughout Cuyahoga County. Check for timetables, schedules and route information or call the RTAnswerline at 216.621.9500.