NJ TRANSIT announced it has relaunched its Adopt-A-Station program with a new partnership with American Express.
Community groups can “adopt” their local train station to maintain its character as a focal point of their neighborhood by planting flowers, performing light landscaping and maintenance, and removing litter, according to NJ TRANSIT's news release.
As part of the program, NJ TRANSIT will provide community groups with supplies such as safety vests, gloves, and trash bags courtesy of American Express. In addition, the community groups are recognized at the station through signage.
“In many towns across New Jersey, the NJ TRANSIT train station is the gateway to a community,” said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioner. “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.”
As part of the adoption agreement, community groups agree to:
- Remove litter at least once a year.
- Provide light landscaping and maintenance.
- Plant/care for flowers, small trees, and shrubs.
“In addition to providing customers with a safe and sheltered location to wait for their train, NJ TRANSIT’s rail stations contribute significantly to the charm, beauty, and distinctiveness of the municipalities they reside in throughout our State,” said Kevin S. Corbett, NJ TRANSIT president/CEO. “By relaunching this program, NJ TRANSIT and American Express are leveraging the pride and can-do spirit of New Jerseyans to help make our stations cleaner and more beautiful than ever before.”