Op-Ed by Harriet Anderson Langford
If the phrase “highway infrastructure” doesn’t excite you and bring to mind high-tech innovations, it should. I’ll tell you why.
Our highway system is the backbone of America. Highways connect our cities. They allow us to visit relatives, live and work in separate places and take that family vacation. But, it’s also a place where 40,000 American lives are lost every year, and it’s the part of our transportation system that contributes an outsized proportion of carbon pollution to our environment. Those are big problems, but the good news is, there are big solutions. Many of those solutions are being tested in your backyard on a stretch of I-85 called The Ray.