UAH is pleased to announce the arrival of a brand-new high-tech driving simulator, which will be used to provide hands-on training to rural transit operators throughout the state. Known as RIDE (Real-Time Instruction for Driver Education), the simulator is funded by a $1.2 million grant from Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and will be located outside of Olin B. King Technology Hall on the UAH campus. Its operation will be overseen by the Department of Civil &amp; Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering. "We are really excited to be able to offer this training opportunity to rural transit operators in Alabama, who provide an important service to underserved populations living in less accessible areas of the state," says Dr. Michael Anderson, associate professor and coordinator of the RIDE program. "We hope to one day expand it to include the many state agencies that also provide transportation to the elderly and disabled."