Delaware Transit Corporation has relaunched its DART Adopt-A-Shelter program, whose primary focus is to enlist schools, community organizations and business partners to help provide attractive and inviting bus shelters for transit customers.
John Sisson, DTC CEO, said, “We are excited to relaunch our Adopt-A-Shelter Program. While we continue to welcome community-based organizations and businesses, we would also like to attract schools, both public and private, to showcase their school spirit on our shelters through art. Artistic creation and adopting a shelter are a winning combination, bringing recognition to the essential role public transit plays in improving Delaware’s quality of life.”
All adopted shelters can display artwork defining the school, group or individual supporting the location. The adopt-a-shelter agreement allows the shelter adopter to determine the maintenance schedule or agree on a schedule set by DART. Program organizers believe these partnerships will result in more attractive and appealing shelter environments for riders while also reducing the number of incidents and associated costs of vandalism. It is also an opportunity for schools, individuals and/or groups to be publicly recognized for their contribution to the community.
DART’s Adopt-A-Shelter Program is similar to the Adopt-A-Highway program that has operated successfully for many years and currently has several volunteer supporters.