Professional Title: Executive Director
Organization: The Ray
Sessions: Session 12
Allie Kelly is executive director of The Ray, a Georgia-based organization that operates an 18-mile stretch of “smart” interstate which serves as a proving ground for sustainability and transportation innovation. The corridor along I-85 in West Georgia features solar-powered roadway surfaces, a solar-powered vehicle charging station and the world’s first drive-over tire pressure and tread depth check station. Other innovations at The Ray include recycled-tire rubberized asphalt used for roadways and parking lots, smart road striping technology, and innovative land management and landscaping practices, including pollinator meadows, smart planting vegetation pilots and bioswales — shallow drainage ditches designed to capture pollutants from stormwater runoff.