Baltimore Ecosystem Study Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2014 BES Annual Meeting Presentation and Poster Abstracts



 
BRINGING GREEN ROOFS TO THE GROUND PLANE: DESIGN RESEARCH IN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
 
Hametz, Isaac
Co-Authors: Rudraksha Jhaveri, Isaac Hametz, Wilson Lee

 
Abstract: The Green Track Pilot Project developed by the Maryland Transit Authority and Mahan Rykiel Associates was designed to bridge the knowledge gap between green roof technologies and their allied green tracks technology which are used throughout the rail industry in Europe to provide environmental, economic, and social benefits to the public. The project sought to investigate and determine the feasibility of installing and maintaining a vegetated track system on a commuter light rail in Maryland.