The Pedestrian Crosswalk Warning System, which can be powered by either solar-charged batteries or available A/C power, is designed to include automatic activation features. Standard communication ports allow other database features to be included upon request by city traffic engineers, incorporating intelligent traffic systems technology.
“Although there’s no specific data to support claims of ‘safer’ streets, city officials can report plenty of anecdotal evidence that these street crossing safety systems have improved the pedestrian experience on this busy highway, which also happens to be our Main Street,” says Sebastopol City Engineer Sue Kelly on the LGS website. “The public response and feedback have been overwhelmingly positive.
LGS intends to further target key test sites to expand visibility of the system and to provide innovation for future product enhancements, such as red light running, railroad crossing enhancement, lane delineation for tunnels and bridges or even freeway off-ramp identification. “Several exciting new products and concepts are now under prototype development,” confirms Harrison, though he offers no further details. “We’re hoping for introduction in early 2016.”
LGS is still based in Santa Rosa, and the product is manufactured in the city as well.
Home for the Holidays
Sutter Home Family Vineyards
in St. Helena has partnered with the Veterans Business Outreach Center
to unite active duty military personnel with their families for the holidays. Now through December 31, 2015, eligible members of the U.S. military services, active duty, Reserves and National Guard can apply online at www.vbocix.org
to win a trip home to anywhere in the continental United States. Up to 25 winners will be selected based on financial need, outstanding service and creativity in responding to the question, “What does home mean to you?”
Sutter Home for the Holidays will provide round-trip airfare, ground transportation and hotel accommodations for up to five nights. “Family is at the heart of our business, so we understand how meaningful it is for our troops to spend the holidays with their families,” says Sutter Home CEO and Vietnam veteran Roger Trinchero. “It’s an honor to support our troops and give back to those who sacrifice so much every day.”
In addition, Sutter home has partnered with Operation Gratitude and, through December 31, for every valid text of HOME to 89800, Sutter Home will donate $5 (up to $20,000) to help send care packages to active duty military personnel.