Miller Ingenuity wins California contracts for ZoneGuard Electronic RWP system

Jan. 2, 2020
The safety system will be deployed at San Diego Trolley, MUNI and with a San Francisco contractor.

The San Diego Trolley and the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) have selected Miller Ingenuity to supply its electronic roadway worker protection system, ZoneGuard.

Additionally, ZoneGuard has been deployed on a track rebuild project in Lafayette, Calif., by a general engineering contractor based out of the San Francisco Bay Area to warn track workers and equipment operators of trains approaching on adjacent tracks.

Each customer chose to purchase Miller’s ZoneGuard portable system kits which includes train detector modules, train alert modules and worker wearable devices. The portable kit is engineered to be lightweight, weighing under five pounds and measuring about a foot in length, and flexible enough to easily set up and transport to multiple job sites.

This fall, California transit agencies are required to comply with roadway worker protection rules defined in General Order NO. 175-A. One of those rules requires agencies to adopt “early warning alarm technology” to coincide with their existing protection procedures. With the purchase of ZoneGuard, San Diego Trolley and MUNI have fulfilled this requirement from the state, according to the company.

“These contracts are not only a great moment for our ZoneGuard team, but they are also a great win for roadway workers in California,” said Kevin Smith, senior vice president global sales and marketing. “Our electronic RWP system has patented detection technologies that work together to form a secure zone of protection for workers out in the field. That unique technology paired with our worker wearable devices, provides rail maintenance crews with the ability to put the responsibility of safety back into their own hands.”