Mass transit just got greener
Oregon’s largest transit agency, TriMet, has installed what it calls "eco-track" at the future home of the Portland-Milwaukie MAX line's Southwest Lincoln Street and Third Avenue station. The vegetated trackway will provide a colourful carpet of low-growing plants along 200 feet of light rail line on either side of the Lincoln St/SW 3rd Ave MAX Station platforms.
The sedum planting will initially be irrigated with a drip watering system for establishment and then irrigated on an as-needed basis.
In addition to the eco-track installation, the light rail project has replaced trees and is incorporating sidewalk stormwater planters on SW Lincoln Street. The line is set to open Saturday, September 12, 2015.