Rail & Transit
What is RIDS and how will it protect BART trains?
The Railroad Intrusion Detection System, called RIDS, uses “intelligent video” technology and tilt detectors mounted on the fencing that separates the passenger and freight lines to detect intrusions and, if necessary, stop BART trains before either the operator riding in the train cab or personnel in BART’s Oakland control center are aware of any danger.
Flint Water Crisis
The water tragedy in Flint, Michigan, has been the subject of extensive media coverage, both locally and nationally. Unfortunately, as with any incident of high public interest, the race to provide immediate coverage can lead to inaccurate or incomplete reporting. LAN offers this resource as a place to learn the truth about its involvement with the transfer of water from the Detroit source to the Flint River.
Diamonds: A DOT's best friend
In October 2016, the Texas DOT is scheduled to bid a $60 million construction project for two miles of State Loop 1 that contains the intersection of State Loop 1 and Slaughter Lane in South Austin. The agency considered conventional diamond and single-point urban interchanges, but chose a configuration that’s gaining popularity for its safety and efficiency: the diverging diamond interchange (DDI).