Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SB-21. Transit Station and Stop Adoption Programs

A number of transit agencies have programs in which local organizations, individuals, or other partners can "adopt" a transit station or stop. In some adoption programs, the adopting organization may receive recognition or incentives in exchange for periodically removing litter from a station or stop. In other programs, adopting organizations may maintain vegetation, report suspicious activity to the transit agency or install public amenities. A state of the practice synthesis will include but not be limited to the following: (1) Cost/benefits; (2) Level of community participation; (3) Safety and security; (4) Publicity/marketing for transit agency and adopters; (5) Development/recruitment/retention of partnerships; (6) Liability; (7) Long term considerations/effects on transit planning/operations; and (8) Roles/responsibilities /limitations of adopters/agencies/jurisdictions. This synthesis will include a literature review, survey of selected transit agencies and/or other stakeholders, and detailed case studies/profiles will be accomplished to report on their experiences, including lessons learned and gaps in information.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20110401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29052

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463268
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:20PM