Tuesday, November 26, 2013


This is an 'eco track'
Money available for all sorts of weird gimmicks just nothing available for Trimet union employee health coverage

The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project is taking sustainable transit further with a pilot installation of eco-track on SW Lincoln Street downtown. This vegetated trackway will provide a colorful 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.
You can read the whole Trimet 'press release' including a video HERE!
And HERE is a 'green track' in Rotterdam
And CLICK HERE to see Trimet's vision for the future of rail!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If gasoline costs $3.50 to $4.25 a gallon today, my question is what kind of grass did they plant and how often will it need mowed? Are they going to mow between train transit times or does someone mow at 2am? It's too narrow for a commercial mower so a labor intensive home owner model must be used and replaced about every three to four years.

The grease and oils dripping from the trains will eventually kill the grass, the daily vibration from the heavy trains weight will super compact the soil near the tracks; thus, the grass will need de-thatched, aerated and over seeded in 4 to 5 years max.

That being said, it looks really cool!