The highway to the future is 18 miles of testing ground for eco-friendly technologies like solar energy, an electric vehicle charging station, a tire-pressure monitoring system – even a wheat farm.

Hint: It isn’t in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose highways are pockmarked and badly in need of repair.

What’s happening in the southwest corner of Georgia is The Ray, a public-private partnership that aspires to mold a chunk of Interstate 85 into the world’s first restorative transportation corridor.

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