Sign Up to Adopt a Stop

Adopt-a-stop Bus Shelter Program Information 

Annapolis Transit LogoThank you for choosing to participate in the City of Annapolis’ Adopt-A-Stop Bus Shelter Program. Your participation will help keep Annapolis’ bus stops safer and cleaner for everyone. To participate in this program, local business owners, civic organizations and residents must be at least 18 years of age (unless they are a part of a group – where the group leader must be at least 18 years of age). After a minimum of 30-days of maintaining the stop, a banner will be placed at the stop indicating “This stop has been adopted by” adoptee.

Adopt-a-stop Responsibilities:

  1. Adoptees can adopt one (or more) bus stops 
  2. The Adoptee must regularly maintain (at least once a week) the adopted bus stop by being responsible for trash pick-up. The Adoptee is expected to empty trash receptacles and remove trash within the area of the bus stop and any related bus shelter. 
  3. When it snows, the Adoptee must clear a path from the bus stop shelter to the curb and apply ice melt. 
  4. The Adoptee must immediately report vandalism, graffiti and any safety issues to Annapolis Department of Transportation at: 410-263-7964 or email: 
  5. The Adoptee accepts full responsibility for all damages and injuries, which may result from their actions. The City of Annapolis will not be responsible for any claims of property loss or person injury in connection in this program. 
  6. The City of Annapolis may terminate this commitment for any reason upon a two week written notice. 
  7. All individuals or groups must sign a Release of Liability and Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Agreement before participating in this program. 

What To Bring

  •  Brooms/shovels
  •  Dust pans
  •  Trash bags
  •  A cell phone in case of emergencies 

What To Wear

  •  Gloves
  •  Safety vest
  •  Closed-toe shoes
  •  Appropriate clothing 

What To Do

  • Obey all traffic rules. 
  • Stay alert and far away from the road. 
  • Always wear gloves. 
  • Use a tool, such as a rake or a stick, to identify items before picking them up. 
  • Assign a designated person to pick up unsafe litter, and to report hazardous materials.
  •  Pair up in teams. Working in pairs allows individuals to look out for one another and be more alert of any changes in their immediate environment. What To Avoid
  • Do not pick up any litter in the road, close to the edge of the road or on the shoulder of the roadway. 
  • Do not pick up any hazardous materials, including objects containing corrosive chemicals (such as car batteries), or objects that may be harmful. 
  • Do not work in the dark or during inclement weather. 
  • Do not try to pick up or move heavy tree limbs or objects. 
  • Do not wear headsets while cleaning near the roadside.
  • Do not overstuff trash bags or compact them.

Hazardous Materials 

Adoptees should NOT pick up any objects containing harmful and/or corrosive chemicals or that may contain bacteria or disease. Please call (410) 263-7964 to report for proper disposal. 

Who To Contact

 Report maintenance issues/vandalism, disturbances, safety issues or items left at the bus stop to Annapolis Transit Dispatcher at: 

410-263-7964 or email to: 

By following these simple rules, we can help to ensure the safety of our bus stops, our citizens and ourselves. Thank you again for choosing to be a part of the ADOT Adopt-A-Stop Program. We look forward to your continued commitment to keeping our community safe and clean.

Submit Adopt-a-Stop Request Form

You will be contacted within two business days after the form submission.