Foundation News

EV Drivers Invited to Participate in EV Caravan to RayDay 2018

EV drivers who plan to attend RayDay 2018 are invited to take part in an EV Caravan with The Ray, Clean Cities Atlanta, and the EV Club of the South. It is an official National Drive Electric Week Event.

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Carbon Reduction Challenge awards top prize to Chick-Fil-A Intern

A Georgia Tech undergraduate student teamed up with Chick-Fil-A staff over the summer to reduce millions of pounds of heat-trapping greenhouse gases while delivering significant cost savings.

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Nation’s 1st Pollinator-Friendly Right-of-Way Solar Project Comes To Georgia

The Georgia Public Service Commission (Georgia PSC) has authorized funding for Georgia Power to construct, own and operate a one-megawatt solar array on Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) property at Exit 14 off Interstate 85, which is known as “The Ray.” Georgia will be the third state in the nation to utilize the grassy shoulder of an interstate highway, called the “right-of-way” (ROW), to generate solar energy. This unique project will pilot the use of native flowering plants as ground cover in test plots within the solar array, making Georgia the first in the nation to pilot pollinator-friendly, right-of-way solar.

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The Ray Wants You to Get Involved!

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NextGen Spotlight: Jay Lanier

“As a fly angler and upland bird hunter, the trout and ruffed grouse I pursue in the southern Appalachians are a holdover from the last Ice Age. Those activities are a direct result of a stable climate, far south of where those pockets of biodiversity should exist. I view it as a responsibility to make sure our grandchildren can experience the joy of a rising brookie or flushing bird on a bright October morning.”

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Photovoltaics + Pollinators

Reprinted from Transportation Research Board Committee ADC 30 Newsletter

The Ray was recently highlighted in the Transportation Research Board Committee ADC30's Newsletter: Committee on Ecology and Transportation Newsletter

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The Highway Of The Future Might Someday Start In Georgia

Reprinted from TechTheLead

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.

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Georgia is paving the way for a high-tech, sustainable highway

Reprinted from Digital Trends

On an 18-mile segment of Interstate 85 — stretching from the city of LaGrange to the Alabama border, 67 miles from Atlanta — a consortium of government agencies, global companies, and academic researchers, along with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are working together to build a smart roadway.

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How The Ray is Building a Greener Highway

Reprinted from CNET Road Show

An environmental experiment along 18 miles of Georgia highway helps bring eco-friendly technology to pavement across the country.

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The Ray - The Smartest Road in the U.S. is Hidden Away in Rural Georgia

Reprinted from FutureCar

The Ray is a nonprofit foundation that is looking to make transportation safer and cleaner in the United States, one small patch of road at a time. We got a look at The Ray and the foundation's work during a press trip with automaker Kia. The South Korean automaker has a large presence in Georgia.

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