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Assessing Climate Change Vulnerabilities on California Highways

WSP USA worked closely with Caltrans to develop a study assessing climate impacts on the State Highway System and is continuing this work by prioritizing assets for further study.
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Raging wildfires currently devastating the West Coast are a grim reminder of one of the vulnerabilities in the region intensified by climate change; impacting daily life and highlighting uncertainties of the reliability of critical highway infrastructure in the region.

Infrastructure Opportunity: HVDC on Interstate Roadsides

Modernized energy grid will accelerate electrified transportation
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Ground-breaking research published in collaboration today by The Ray and Innovia Technology, and NGI Consulting, document the vast efficiency, economic, societal and environmental benefits of installing modern, high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines and localized micro-grids on interstate roadsides.

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Ground-breaking research published in collaboration today by The Ray and Innovia Technology, and NGI Consulting, document the vast efficiency, economic, societal and environmental benefits of installing modern, high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines and localized micro-grids on interstate roadsides.

The Ray & UT Austin Unveil Solar Mapping Tool for Interstates

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Each of the lower 48-states now have access to projections of how much solar energy could be generated on their interstate exits.

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Each of the lower 48-states now have access to projections of how much solar energy could be generated on their interstate exits.

Stith Joins Board of North American Freight Efficiency Organization

Black & Veatch director selected for experience in fleet electrification, decarbonization of vehicle charging infrastructure
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch today announced that Paul Stith, director of global transportation initiatives within the company’s Growth Accelerator, has been named to the board of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (

Major Pennsylvania Businesses, Institutions Declare Support for Regional Carbon Initiative

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More than a dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

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More than a dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Harvesting a New Transport Channel

New solutions for transporting big Ag machines in Europe
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By the Beautiful Blue Danube, title of the most famous waltz ever written, is the bucolic setting for the latest installment in CNH Industrial’s Top Stories series. The article takes the reader on a river journey of discovery across Europe from Passau in Germany to Ruse in Bulgaria to explain how a modern day logistical problem was solved by revisiting one of the oldest means of transport in the world: cnhindustrial.com/harvestinganewtransportchannel_eng

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By the Beautiful Blue Danube, title of the most famous waltz ever written, is the bucolic setting for the latest installment in CNH Industrial’s Top Stories series. The article takes the reader on a river journey of discovery across Europe from Passau in Germany to Ruse in Bulgaria to explain how a modern day logistical problem was solved by revisiting one of the oldest means of transport in the world: cnhindustrial.com/harvestinganewtransportchannel_eng

Today's Technology Advancements Shaping Tomorrow's Smart Transportation

By Jim Misener | Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies
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In this blog post, we outline our vision for an intelligent transportation system of the future and talk about our broad range of advanced technologies that can drive safer, sustainable, and smart transportation solutions.

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In this blog post, we outline our vision for an intelligent transportation system of the future and talk about our broad range of advanced technologies that can drive safer, sustainable, and smart transportation solutions.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2020

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Ray Anderson always said "Brighten the corner where you are." In these crazy times, his foundation still has many positive stories to share.

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Ray Anderson always said "Brighten the corner where you are." In these crazy times, his foundation still has many positive stories to share.

The Ray Proves Fertile Ground for Ecological Innovation on I-85 in Georgia

UGA Thesis Demonstrates Variety of Future Options for Underutilized Interstate Right-of-Way
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UGA Researcher, Matthew Quirey is examining the various ways that The Ray's Landscape Lab on Interstate 85 is utilizing experimental planting designs in the right-of-way, producing not only environmental benefits, but also potential financial outcomes.

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UGA Researcher, Matthew Quirey is examining the various ways that The Ray's Landscape Lab on Interstate 85 is utilizing experimental planting designs in the right-of-way, producing not only environmental benefits, but also potential financial outcomes.

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