“We need infrastructure to support mobility that is zero carbon, smart mobility that will reduce crashes, and we need to reduce the wastefulness in the transportation sector.” – Allie Kelly

The decarbonization and electrification of the transportation sector is essential to mitigating the effects of climate change as we hurdle through the 21st century. Such a feat requires reimagining and rethinking how we move ourselves and our goods around the country, especially regarding highways.

Listen in as Ten Across founder Duke Reiter discusses how we can bring highways into the 21st century with Allie Kelly, Executive Director of The Ray—a nonprofit based in Georgia working towards a net zero future.

Guest Speakers

Allie Kelly is Executive Director of The Ray. In that role, she leads the nonprofit organization that has built the nation’s only publicly accessible, living laboratory for transportation innovation. Allie was recruited to lead as its first Executive Director in 2015. A Georgia native, Allie earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Georgia. She has over 15 years of experience working in public policy, first as a lobbyist for UPS in Washington, D.C., then returning to Atlanta and founding Georgia Watch, the state’s only consumer watchdog organization. In 2009, she joined former Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard at the Georgia Conservancy as its senior vice president. Allie and the Trustees of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation partnered with Georgia Tech and the Georgia Conservancy on a “net zero highway” feasibility study for the project that would become The Ray.

Meet Allie Kelly in person at the Ten Across Summit in Houston January 10-12, 2023!
Allie will be joining Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, Robert Yaro, President of the North Atalantic Rail Alliance Inc. and co author of Megatrends and America’s Future , and moderator Marilynn Davis, Senior Advisor at HR &A Advisors for the summit panel “Thinking at the Scale of the Future–Redefining Infrastructure in the 21st Century.”

To learn more about this panel and the full summit program visit the event website.