Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Adopt-a-Stop Program Grows

Capital Metro’s Adopt-a-Stop program is growing, literally.

Children from the Primavera Montessori School have been hard at work to beautify a bus stop in front of their school. The students were involved in designing the layout of a flower bed, picking out plants and planting and maintaining them. Their teacher says her students are proud of their effort of creating a beautiful space for bus riders to enjoy.

Just recently, Keep Austin Beautiful awarded a grant to the University of Texas Landscape Architecture program to adopt three bus stops. The project will include a competition where students will submit design proposals that may include shading the bus stop through vegetation and shelter structures, seating, accommodation of trash/recycling facilities as well as low-maintenance planting designs. The winning student teams will be able to construct their designs.

Click here for more information about the Adopt-a-Stop program. If you’re interested in adopting a stop near you, please contact Alissa Schram at