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News and information about The Ray, Georgia's restorative, sustainable highway of the future.

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Next to a Georgia Highway, This Plant Is Helping Fight Climate Change
This section of highway is a testing ground for more sustainable roadways. One solution: Replace the roadside grass with Kernza, a grain that sequesters more carbon and doesn’t require mowing or replanting.
Nov 22, 2017 9:30 AM ET
Farming on the Highway Shoulder
The Georgia Department of Transportation, The Land Institute, and The Ray have implemented a pilot demonstration on the right-of-way: perennial wheat farming. For the next three years, the pilot project, which uses KernzaⓇ perennial grain, will be monitored by The University of Georgia's Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program Director and a Master of Landscape Architecture student from UGA...
Nov 17, 2017 3:00 PM ET
The Ray prepares for Troup County Growth
Much has changed in just over three years since The Ray beautification and energy efficiency project was proposed for the section of Interstate 85 that passes through Troup County. The Ray is a project on Interstate 85 that focuses on creating a green...
Oct 5, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Can One Highway Drive the Future?
This is a video from the VERGE Talk that Allie Kelly and Harriet Langford participated in at #VERGE17, put on by @GreenBiz.  Click here to watch the video and learn all about #TheRay.
Oct 4, 2017 11:30 AM ET
Why High-Tech Highways Will Change the Way You Drive
Drive Interstate 85 in Georgia and you may happen upon an area that looks a little different. You can roll over panels that are collecting energy from the sun, then pass over a sensor that instantly detects the air pressure in your tires. These technologies, which are being piloted at a visitor’s center on an 18-mile stretch here known as “the Ray,” offer a fascinating glimpse into the...
Sep 22, 2017 9:30 AM ET