Ruby Lake Color Coated Glass Aggregate is installed as part of the Georgia Avenue Dedicated Bus Lanes project on Barry Place and Georgia Avenue NW and adjacent to Howard University. The bus lane can be seen at Georgia Avenue from Florida Avenue to Barry Place. The Georgia Avenue Bus Lanes Project sites "Bus routes along Georgia Avenue are some of the most daily used routes along the north-south corridor. A significant portion of bus ridership on Georgia Avenue is during the midday period, resulting in average weekday boardings of over 4,500 during that portion of the day ... the goal is to make the city more livable, sustainable, prosperous, and attractive with a world-class transportation system."
Ruby Lake Glass custom created the red color, now called "Terracotta". The aggregate was required to be very uniform in color with no variations, have long lasting color, and durability that can withstand high volume traffic. The installer was required to complete the installation during limited nighttime working hours in a uniform manner.
Washington DC chose an aesthetic solution for safety, the colors gives cars a clear signal to keep out of the bus and bike lanes. "By adding these lanes and marking them clearly, DC is taking an real step towards prioritizing street space for transit." writes Dan Malouff in the Greater Greater Washington.