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The Ray in Georgia: Demanding More of Roadways

By Harriet Anderson Langford
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The world is getting smarter. Smart phones. Smart cars. Even smart thermostats. Yet, we’re still building the same roads that we were building in the 1950s. We need roads that do more than just get people from one place to another.

At The Ray, we demand more and reject the status quo. We start our discussions with “what ifs”: What if the road itself could produce energy? What if highway and interstate shoulders could generate new revenue for state departments of transportation? What if we demanded more of our roadways? At The Ray, we are asking, and answering, those questions.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2017

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RayDay Promises Fun for the Whole Family

RayDay 2017 promises to be the best ever with several new exhibitors, additional booths in the kids’ area, and all of the great things that have become traditions through five years of fun together. 
RayDay will continue to be a zero food waste event this year, and all kinds of yummy cuisine will be available once again from the Food Movement trucks, the Sweetwater van, sustainable wine choices, and in keeping with its ov

Anna Cullen of The Ray to Speak at Georgia Environmental Conference

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Anna Cullen of The Ray, Pete Marte of Hannah Solar and GA Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols to speak about #TheRayHighway at Georgia Environmental Conference, August 23-25

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Anna Cullen of The Ray, Pete Marte of Hannah Solar and GA Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols to speak about #TheRayHighway at Georgia Environmental Conference, August 23-25

Pay Attention to The Ray, Urges WheelRight's John Catling

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Development of a connected and sustainable highway needs dedicated leaders within institutions, companies and governments. Europe should take heed of The Ray initiative in the US, argues John Catling

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Development of a connected and sustainable highway needs dedicated leaders within institutions, companies and governments. Europe should take heed of The Ray initiative in the US, argues John Catling

Recycled Tires Increase Longevity of Troup County, Georgia Road

Troup County Partners with The Ray to Identify Optimal Asphalt Mix for Tom Hall Parkway
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Troup County, Georgia and The Ray are excited to announce that the Tom Hall Parkway paving project will use recycled tires mixed into the asphalt to increase road durability and reduce road noise.

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Troup County, Georgia and The Ray are excited to announce that the Tom Hall Parkway paving project will use recycled tires mixed into the asphalt to increase road durability and reduce road noise.

Bioswales on The Ray

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The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia.  

 

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The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia.  

 

Safe Tires a First Step on the Road to Zero

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If our nation is to eliminate preventable deaths everywhere, it will need to eliminate preventable deaths on the roads. We hope this can begin by using creativity and awareness to eliminate deaths on a stretch of highway southwest of Atlanta.

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If our nation is to eliminate preventable deaths everywhere, it will need to eliminate preventable deaths on the roads. We hope this can begin by using creativity and awareness to eliminate deaths on a stretch of highway southwest of Atlanta.

Seven Audacious Ideas to Reverse Global Warming

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How do we solve a problem like climate change? In the new book Drawdown, a team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and activists propose 100 practical solutions.

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How do we solve a problem like climate change? In the new book Drawdown, a team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and activists propose 100 practical solutions.

The Solar Highway of the Future

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As many of America’s asphalt and concrete roads crumble, solar pavement may offer a brighter future.

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As many of America’s asphalt and concrete roads crumble, solar pavement may offer a brighter future.

Building a Sustainable 'Highway of the Future'

By Jenni Bergal
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The long-term goal of The Ray is to build the world’s first sustainable road, a highway that could create its own clean, renewable energy and generate income by selling power to utility companies, while producing no stormwater runoff or other pollution and eliminating traffic deaths.

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The long-term goal of The Ray is to build the world’s first sustainable road, a highway that could create its own clean, renewable energy and generate income by selling power to utility companies, while producing no stormwater runoff or other pollution and eliminating traffic deaths.

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