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Transportation, Technology, and Management – Research & Consulting



Cheval Research Inc (CRI) provides systems engineering, technical research, transportation and freight consulting services to public agencies and private organizations since 2002. CRI is based in San Diego, California, USA.


CRI is quality driven, results oriented, and dedicated to enhancing the productivity, professionalism, and integrity of your project team. CRI has an excellent professional reputation and sustained relationships with all of our clients, past and present.


CRI provides expertise to government agencies and private organizations in acquisition, integration, migration, and evolution of technologies and systems to streamline operations and comply with technology program requirements, specializing in systems engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), freight and commercial vehicle operations (CVO), equestrian and pedestrian facility research and planning, domestically and internationally.


Cheval Research Inc is a Woman-owned, Hispanic-owned, Disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE) certified by the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP).




·         Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
…Planning, Evaluation, Implementation Management, & Training -  including CCTV, vehicle detection systems, CMS/VMS systems, RFID systems, WIM systems, wireless technology applications, CVO by-pass systems, vehicle and roadside technology testing.

·         Systems Engineering
… System and software documentation lifecycle; User needs and requirements research and specification; Development, refinement, and application of the customer’s requirements to appropriate systems or software solutions, including commercial off the shelf (COTS) or custom software or computer system products. CRI assures their client obtains the best value by verifying that the product meets or exceeds designated requirements and applying appropriate documentation or data standards (such as IEEE, ISO, ANSI, MIL, TMDD and ITS National Architecture), and validating that the product is the right fit for the application. CRI has extensive expertise in assessing and refining the needs and requirements of the system’s end user and administrator to successful product deployments. 

·         Independent Validation & Verification, Quality Assurance
…Quality assurance (QA), independent verification and validation (IV&V), systems integration management, and hardware and software acquisition services to government agencies and private sector organizations.

·         Transportation Safety and Security Coordination, Implementation & Training
… Safety compliance program planning and implementation; BIT program planning and implementation; Access management system planning, design, implementation oversight, and testing; Safety system and policy training.

·         Freight Transportation Technology Research and Evaluation – Cross-border, Intermodal, Multimodal
… International border planning, research, and operational evaluation; maritime port and intermodal operations, security, safety and access systems; Environmental compliance program planning, development and implementation.

·         Commercial Vehicle Operations Research, Analysis, Reengineering
… all aspects of commercial vehicle operations, planning, research, and technology application for vehicle, driver, company and regulatory agency projects. CRI routinely serves as a liaison for the trucking industry within public agency projects…based on our strong industry relationships and decades of work within the trucking community.

·         Business and Strategic Planning
… Short and long term strategic planning; Master planning; Operations Evaluation; Business Process Reengineering; Change management; Performance Measurement and Standardization; Program and Project management.

·         Data Collection, Web-based and Traditional Survey Design and Implementation
… Intercept, web-based, and combination surveying, Focus group planning and implementation; Traffic and transit surveying and data collection; International border stakeholder liaison, research and data collection planning and implementation.

·         Equestrian and Pedestrian Facilities Planning
… Equestrian facility and trails safety research and planning; Equestrian facility ingress and egress planning in rural environments; Pedestrian facilities planning and research.




Clients and Project Partners

We are pleased to have served and partnered with the following organizations:


SANDAG    Caltrans    Port of San Diego    SPAWAR    USDOT    California DMV    

Telvent   CHP   Booz Allen Hamilton    HNTB    TRB     

Delcan    Parsons Brinkerhoff    


·         San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

·         California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

·         U.S. Department of Transportation: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

·         Port of San Diego

·         Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Highway Cooperative Research Program (NHCRP)

·         California Highway Patrol (CHP)

·         California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

·         United States Navy, SPAWAR

·         Telvent

·         HNTB

·         Delcan

·         Booz Allen Hamilton

·         Parsons Brinkerhoff

·         Private information systems and applications service providers

·         Private trucking companies and Supply chain/logistics management firms

·         Transportation Brokers and International Border Crossing Service Providers




Representative Projects

The following recent projects are representative of the types of services CRI offers:


·         SR125 Due Diligence Assessment, ITS Components Evaluation – SANDAG (prime contractor HNTB)

·         511 for Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) – Phase I – SANDAG 

·         511 for Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) – Phase II – SANDAG

·         Marine Terminal Truck Access Control System (MTTACS) – Port of San Diego

·         RAAMP and TEPS Projects – United States Navy, SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego, Training Division

·         I-15 Reversible Lane Closure System (RLCS) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) – Caltrans District 11

·         International Border Crossing Technology Evaluation (Otay Mesa) – Federal Highway Administration

·         Wireless Technologies for Commercial Vehicle Operations – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (prime contractor Delcan)

·         Various projects assisting private clients in acquiring, using and integrating new technologies and systems required for regulatory, access, safety, and security programs.


A more detailed discussion of corporate qualifications and recent project history provided upon request.



Memberships and Organizational Support

CRI and/or its principles, maintain membership with and support the following organizations:





·         IEEE

·         California Trucking Association (CTA)

·         Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS)

·         Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)



Contact Information

For additional information about our capabilities and service offerings please contact us:



P.O. Box 3005 | San Diego CA 92163-1005



© Cheval Research Inc, 2011