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Northeast Times | October 28, 2021

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Trinity Metro’s Adopt-A-Stop program offers volunteer opportunity

Trinity Metro’s Adopt-A-Stop program offers volunteer opportunity

If you’re looking for a community project, look no further than Trinity Metro’s Adopt-a-Stop program. Volunteers help keep Fort Worth clean 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.”

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.

Call customer care at 817-215-8600. Trinity Metro will provide a starter kit that includes safety vests, trash bags and gloves. After three months, the bus stop will feature a sign with your name on it.