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Ecocentricity Blog: Making Magic

By: John A. Lanier
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Much like the oxygen and erosion control that trees offer to other organisms in their habitats, The Ray is helping to give life to other ideas. This was on display just this past week in the form of an exciting announcement from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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Much like the oxygen and erosion control that trees offer to other organisms in their habitats, The Ray is helping to give life to other ideas. This was on display just this past week in the form of an exciting announcement from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The Ray Announces Collaboration to Drive Transportation Innovation in Central Texas

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The Ray is taking its proven record of innovation and sustainability to Central Texas through separate signed charters with the Texas Department of Transportation Austin District, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and the City of Austin.

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The Ray is taking its proven record of innovation and sustainability to Central Texas through separate signed charters with the Texas Department of Transportation Austin District, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and the City of Austin.

Ecocentricity Blog: Fun With Blocks

By: John A. Lanier
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With photovoltaics, wildflowers under the panels, sheep grazing the grass, bee hives, and a female technician, the design is incredibly well thought-out. It looks amazing!

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With photovoltaics, wildflowers under the panels, sheep grazing the grass, bee hives, and a female technician, the design is incredibly well thought-out. It looks amazing!

The Ray and 3M Advance Transportation Safety & Vision Zero Through Innovative Partnership and New Road Tech Development

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The Ray and 3M have announced the expansion of their partnership and ongoing work to improve transportation safety and help save American lives by advancing innovation and exciting technologies in the transportation sector. The collaboration, which began in 2018, has targeted existing and potential future opportunities to modernize ubiquitous road infrastructure to enable the predictable and safe operation of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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The Ray and 3M have announced the expansion of their partnership and ongoing work to improve transportation safety and help save American lives by advancing innovation and exciting technologies in the transportation sector. The collaboration, which began in 2018, has targeted existing and potential future opportunities to modernize ubiquitous road infrastructure to enable the predictable and safe operation of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 2021

Quarterly Newsletter from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has published its quarterly newsletter. Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has published its quarterly newsletter. Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

Georgia DOT, The University of Georgia and The Ray Break Ground on Latest Meadow-Research Installation

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February 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), The Ray and the University of Georgia’s College of Environment + Design (UGA CED) are pleased to announce Phase 2 of their meadow-research plantings on The Ray Highway, at the Exit 6 median alongside I-85’s northbound lanes. The purpose of the research is to establish innovative uses that beautify and improve the utilization of Georgia’s highway corridor.

The Ray and Southwire Announce Partnership to Enhance Energy & Highway Infrastructure

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Southwire recently made a $10,000 match contribution issued to The Ray for Georgia Gives Day, securing a record-breaking year in contributions for The Ray’s Georgia Gives fundraising campaign.

Georgia Gives Day is an annual day of giving in Georgia, dedicated to giving back to philanthropies and nonprofit organizations. The campaign falls on the national Giving Tuesday holiday, the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

A Transportation, Infrastructure and Climate Priority

By John D. Porcari, Laura Rogers and Jigar Shah
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High voltage direct current transmission, or HVDC, installed underground alongside America’s world-class networks of roads and highways, is the key to unlocking a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.

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High voltage direct current transmission, or HVDC, installed underground alongside America’s world-class networks of roads and highways, is the key to unlocking a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.

Peachtree Corners Smart City and The Ray Install USA's First Road Surface Solar Panels on Autonomous Vehicle Lane

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Peachtree Corners – the nation’s first smart city environment powered by real-world infrastructure and next-generation connectivity – today unveiled the city’s new solar roadway system which produces energy for a solar-powered EV charging station located at city hall. The installation also marked the first road surface-powered solar panels to be activated in a United States city.

USTMA, The Ray and University of Missouri Announce Research Partnership

Project to Assess Knowledge on Environmental Impact, Benefits of Rubber Modified Asphalt
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December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, today announced a research project to assess and compile existing research on the performance, environmental impacts and benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt.

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