Bay Area Rapid Transit works with LAN to deliver two-pronged intrusion detection system
August 10, 2016
By Daniel Niepow, Associate Editor
When Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) Berryessa Extension opens for passenger service in 2017, it'll be the first transit-rail line in the country with an intrusion detection system that incorporates both video surveillance and wayside fence tilt sensors, the project's managers believe.
The system, known by its acronym RIDS (railroad intrusion detection system), is designed to detect derailed freight trains, work vehicles or other "train-borne objects" that could end up in BART's right-of-way, says Jay Srinivasan, spokesman for engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam Inc. (LAN), the design manager for the project.