An 18-mile stretch of Georgia interstate is pushing the technological envelope with respect to safety and sustainability in road construction. By leveraging solar energy, recycled tires, vehicle telematics data and valuable roadside right-of-way, The Ray Project is showcasing how America’s highways can be transformed into more ecologically beneficial, revenue-generating infrastructure.
“The goal that guides us is to use technologies that exist today to reduce carbon emissions and get to zero in terms of traffic fatalities,” SAID Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray Project. “We believe the technologies exist and are evolving rapidly to allow that to happen. We are also working with government to diversify funding sources for transportation.”