Adopt-a-Stop

Adopt an ART bus stop and help keep Arlington County a beautiful and clean place to live, work and visit!


Sign-up to Adopt-a-Stop View Adoptable Stops Safety Tips Group Form

Arlington Transit's Adopt-a-Stop program relies upon community partnerships to help maintain bus stops throughout the County. Individuals or groups can apply to adopt an ART bus stop for a commitment of one year. The adopter pledges to keep their adopted bus stop clean and perform the duties listed below. Bus stop adopters will be publicly recognized with a sign at the adopted bus stop and recognition on ART's web site.

ART only bus stops along ART's 14 routes can be adopted. See a list of the bus stops you can adopt.

Individuals, community groups, civic associations and leasing agencies who own apartment complexes in Arlington County are encouraged to participate in the Adopt-a-Stop program. Sign-up to participate!

For questions or more information please call 703-228-3545.

Participant agrees to:

  • Adopt one (or more) ART bus stop(s) for one year. View the list of adoptable stops.
  • Regularly maintain (at least once a week) the adopted bus stop by being responsible for trash pick-up.
  • When it snows, clear a sidewalk path from the nearest curb ramp to the bus stop and a path from the bus stop to the road. See snow removal guidelines (PDF, 192 KB)
  • Report vandalism, disturbances, safety issues, and items left at the bus stop to Arlington Transit.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older, unless they are part of a group. If a group of participants wants to adopt a stop the group leader must be at least 18 years of age and a group form must be filled out and turned in.

View the Adopt-a-Stop Agreement Form and Safety Tips to follow.

Arlington Transit agrees to:

  • Perform, at the participant’s request, graffiti removal, overgrown grass removal and bus stop repairs.
  • Install, at the participant’s request, a trash receptacle at the adopted bus stop.
  • Provide, at the participant's request, safety vests for adopters to wear while cleaning the bus stop.

For performing the above listed duties the participant will:

  • Be recognized with a sign at the adopted bus stop. It will take 4-6 business weeks to create and install the sign.
  • Receive mention in press releases about the Adopt-a-Stop program.
  • Be listed on Arlington Transit’s website.

View the list of adoptable bus stops and Sign-up to participate in the program!