Georgia, somewhere to the edge of Alabama. That is where the living laboratory for the highways of the future might come to be, thanks to the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.
The website for The Ray project states that “The Ray is a proving ground for the evolving ideas and technologies that will transform the transportation infrastructure of the future, and it starts on 18 miles of West Georgia’s I-85, and the land and communities surrounding it. By innovating from the ground up, we’re creating a corridor that reconnects and restores us, paving the way to a safer and more prosperous future for all.”
Alongside the Department of Transportation, the foundation is testing a mixture of both high and low end solutions that could make highways greener and safer. The organizers call it Mission Zero: zero carbon, zero deaths, zero waste, zero impact.