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Adopt-A-Stop Program

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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) provides dependable, safe and accessible transportation for the residents and visitors of Santa Clara County. Using public transportation is one method of helping to reduce pollution to our environment as well as providing a link to work, shopping, and family.

Individuals, civic organizations, private companies, schools, as well as church groups are welcome to join the effort in cleaning up our environment. VTA bus stops provide passengers with a safe and comfortable place to rest while waiting for the bus. With about 4,000 bus stops across Santa Clara County, keeping each location clean is a difficult task. Your participation in this program will make our community a better place to live. Everyone benefits from this environmentally conscious program – property owners, businesses, visitors and transit riders.

It’s Simple!

Adopt-A-Stop volunteers agree to keep their designated bus stop clean. This involves picking up litter, reporting damage and generally keeping the area around the stop free of debris and unsightly clutter. Volunteers also agree to call VTA to inform us of graffiti or other concerns with their adopted stop. VTA will install an adoption sign at that stop recognizing you as a program participant. There is a limit of 6 stops per volunteer.
Volunteer Benefits
Adopt-A-Stop volunteers receive:
  • Volunteer Agreement Certificate (suitable for framing)
  • A mounted Volunteer Sign recognizing your volunteer work at the bus stop

How to Adopt-A-Stop

1. Choose a bus stop
You may choose a bus stop and we will inform you of your requested bus stop’s availability. If that bus stop is available, we will sent you an Adoptee Agreement to sign and return. Complete the Adopt-A-Stop Request Form and submit it us for consideration.  

2. Contact VTA
For more information about the Adopt-A-Stop Program, send email to bus.stop@vta.org or call us at (408) 321-2300 to request more information.

3. Get Started!
Complete the Adopt-A-Stop Program Request Form and submit it to VTA. Please plan to clean your bus stop at least once a week. Pick up and dispose of all litter at your stop and please recycle as much waste as possible. Thank you. To report graffiti or damage to any bus stop signs, benches or shelters, call VTA’s bus stop hotline (408)321-5800 or speak with a Customer Service Representative at (408) 321-2300.

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