NJ Transit is relaunching its Adopt-A-Station program, which invites community groups to “adopt” their local train station and plant flowers, pickup litter, and help maintain the area as a central focus of the neighborhood.
The program is being re-introduced in partnership with new sponsor American Express, which made it possible for NJ Transit to provide community groups with safety vests, trash bags and gloves, according to a press release.
“In many towns across New Jersey, the NJ Transit train station is the gateway to a community. The Adopt-A-Station program is a great way for civic groups to take pride in their hometown station as the welcoming point into their towns,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti.
NJ Transit President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett pointed to the charm that rail stations add to many towns and said the relaunch of Adopt-A-Station will help make the stations even more beautiful and clean than ever before.
“Riding transit is an integral part of people’s daily lives, and we’re happy to help make their experience more enjoyable with the station enhancements,” Tatia Adams Fox, Vice President and General Manager in the National Client Group at American Express.
When participating the Adopt-A-Station program, community groups have agreed to:
- Remove litter at least once a year
- Provide maintenance, as well as light landscaping
- Plant/care for plants, small trees and shrubs around the area
NJ TRANSIT has also taken actions to ensure the best possible conditions for groups that are participating in the program, this includes:
- Providing safety vests and trash bags, as well as disposing of all trash that is collected.
- Providing directional support
- Being open to any suggestions or ideas that could improve the program
To learn more about how your group can Adopt-A-Station, visit njtransit.com/adopt