Miller Ingenuity to supply BART with ZoneGuard electronic RWP system

June 19, 2020
The safety system will be deployed on BART’s mainline.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) selected Miller Ingenuity to supply ZoneGuard, an electronic roadway worker protection system, for the agency’s mainline track to warn track workers and equipment operators of trains approaching on adjacent tracks.

BART chose the ZoneGuard portable system kit, 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 flexible enough to set up and transport to multiple job sites.

With the purchase of ZoneGuard, BART has fulfilled California’s state requirement for transit agencies 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.

“The rail industry is continuing to take notice of the accuracy and reliability of ZoneGuard's protection capabilities,” said Kevin Smith, senior vice president global sales and marketing. “Our customers want to protect their workers and ensure they come home safe to their families. BART's inclusion of our secondary warning system into their existing safety procedures will help eliminate human error factors that are known to contribute to near misses and tragic accidents. This will result in a safer and more productive working environment for BART employees.”