This week, Grand Rapid’s New Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit service officially opened, offering free rides to everyone through Sunday, August 31, 2014.  At the Central Station stop for the Silver Line, riders enjoy a cooler wait next to the living wall installed last month as part of an effort to replace the landscaping lost when the new bus stop seating and shading were added for the line.

Riders eager to try out the new Silver Line on it's opening day stay cool next to the stop's living wall, which reduces the reflected light and heat for a more comfortable wait.

Riders eager to try out the new Silver Line on it’s opening day stay cool next to the stop’s living wall, which reduces the reflected light and heat for a more comfortable and relaxing wait.

Read more about the Rapid Central Station’s LiveWall brand green wall on our news page.

Read more about the Rapid’s New Silver Line on MLive.com or RideTheRapid.org.