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The Ray and 3M Advance Transportation Safety & Vision Zero Through Innovative Partnership and New Road Tech Development
The Ray and 3M have announced the expansion of their partnership and ongoing work to improve #transportation #safety and help save American lives by advancing #innovation and exciting technologies in the transportation sector.

Green Infrastructure

Georgia DOT, The University of Georgia and The Ray Break Ground on Latest Meadow-Research Installation
Georgia DOT, The Ray and the Univ. of Georgia’s College of Environment + Design announce Phase 2 of their meadow-research plantings on I-85 in SW Georgia.

Green Infrastructure

The Ray and Southwire Announce Partnership to Enhance Energy & Highway Infrastructure
Southwire made a $10,000 match contribution to The Ray, launching a larger, ongoing partnership to continue mutual sustainability goals and find innovative solutions to power the nation’s transmission grid and distribution of renewable energy.

Energy

A Transportation, Infrastructure and Climate Priority
High voltage direct current transmission, or HVDC, installed underground alongside America’s world-class networks of roads and highways, is the key to unlocking a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.

Green Infrastructure

Peachtree Corners Smart City and The Ray Install USA's First Road Surface Solar Panels on Autonomous Vehicle Lane
Peachtree Corners, GA – the nation’s first smart city environment powered by real-world infrastructure and next-generation connectivity – today unveiled the city’s new solar roadway system which produces energy for a solar-powered EV charging station located at city hall. The installation also marked the first road surface-powered solar panels to be activated in a United States city.

Green Infrastructure

USTMA, The Ray and University of Missouri Announce Research Partnership
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with The Ray, today announced a research project to assess and compile existing research on the performance, environmental impacts and benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt.

Green Infrastructure

Infrastructure Opportunity: HVDC on Interstate Roadsides
Research published today documents the vast efficiency, economic, societal and environmental benefits of installing modern HVDC transmission lines & localized micro-grids on interstate roadsides.

Green Infrastructure

The Ray & UT Austin Unveil Solar Mapping Tool for Interstates
Each of the lower 48-states now have access to projections of how much solar energy could be generated on their interstate exits.

Green Infrastructure

The Ray Proves Fertile Ground for Ecological Innovation on I-85 in Georgia
UGA Researcher, Matthew Quirey is examining the various ways that The Ray's Landscape Lab on Interstate 85 is utilizing experimental planting designs in the right-of-way, producing not only environmental benefits, but also potential financial outcomes.

Green Infrastructure

Near vs. Far Field Wireless EV Charging
The future of transportation is electric. The full transition to electric vehicles, will require infrastructure supporting long road trips, ground shipping delivery services, and movement of goods across the country.

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