Trinity Metro’s Adopt-a-Stop program offers volunteering opportunity

(FORT WORTH, TX – Nov. 26, 2019) – If you’re looking for a great community project, look no further than Trinity Metro’s Adopt-a-Stop program. Volunteers help keep Fort Worth clean and beautiful while enhancing the public transit experience.

Detra Whitmore, vice president of customer experience, said the program offers flexibility to participants, who can take care of their stops whenever it’s convenient for them.

“Adopt-a-Stop encourages public involvement to reduce and prevent littering,” Whitmore said. “Friends, families, community groups and businesses adopt stops around town and commit to maintaining a litter-free environment. A lot of people choose to volunteer because it’s easy to participate around their schedules.”

What volunteers do

Participants remove trash and trim grass or weeds around the stop or passenger shelter. If the bus sign needs attention, inform Trinity Metro and they will take care of it. Volunteers are encouraged to clean the stop once a week or as needed.

“Bus stops may not need cleaning every week, but it’s nice if the volunteers stop by to check on it each week to make sure everything looks good,” Whitmore said.

How to get started

Call customer care at 817-215-8600 or download the Adopt-A-Stop application at www.RideTrinityMetro.org. After processing the completed form, Trinity Metro will provide a starter kit that includes safety vests, trash bags and gloves.

After three months, your bus stop will feature a sign with your name on it to thank you for volunteering.

“Trinity Metro will also recognize you on social media for your community-minded spirit,” Whitmore said. “After one year, you will receive a signed adoption certificate for your bus stop.”

Bus Stop Cleanup Day

In October, Trinity Metro hosted Bus Stop Cleanup Day. Hundreds of community volunteers participated, with teams representing the City of Fort Worth, Steer Fort Worth, Tarrant Transit Alliance, City of Forest Hill, Trinity Metro and many others. That event led to the adoption of four additional stops, giving Trinity Metro a total of 58.

About Trinity Metro

Trinity Metro is a regional transportation system that provides public transportation to meet the mobility needs in Tarrant County. The agency offers connections throughout the North Central Texas region, annually providing 8 million passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a 34-mile commuter rail line jointly owned and operated with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Trinity Metro is the sole owner and operator of TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

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