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Adopt-a-Shelter Program

At Miami-Dade Transit, we maintain over 1,000 bus passenger shelters throughout unincorporated Miami-Dade County. This involves cleaning, maintaining, repairing and upgrading the shelters to keep them looking clean and beautiful.

With so many shelters to maintain, we’ve created the Adopt-A-Shelter Program. The Program offers local organizations an opportunity to enhance their community by helping us keep our shelters clean and beautiful.

Groups such as private companies, churches, schools and civic organizations are welcome to join the Adopt-A-Shelter Program.

How it Works

When your group adopts a bus shelter, we’ll install a sign with the group’s name on the shelter it adopts, informing the community about your group’s commitment in helping improve transit and your neighborhood.

As an ‘Adopter’ in the Adopt-A-Shelter Program, you will make regular visits to your shelter to assist us in making sure it is clean, damage-free and illuminated during the evening, alerting us of any needed shelter repairs, reporting graffiti and vandalism concerns, and otherwise making sure Miami-Dade Transit is fully aware of any special need involving your bus shelter.

Your Duties as an Adopter

Participants in the Adopt-A-Shelter Program agree to adopt a bus shelter for a period of one (1) or two (2) years.

Adopters will be responsible for the following: Shelter

  • Make ongoing inspections of your bus shelter, and surrounding area, to make sure it is clean, free of trash and graffiti; report any issues and concerns to Transit staff
  • Report vandalism/ safety-concerns, such as shattered glass and damage to your shelter, to Transit staff for their immediate follow-up and corrective action. Stay free-and-clear of unsafe conditions at your bus shelter and leave the shattered-glass clean-up to MDT
  • Report bus shelter maintenance needs to Transit staff
  • Once a month, visit the shelter during the evening hours to inspect for bus shelter illumination issues and report your findings to Transit staff
  • Report any signs of criminal behavior and/or suspicious packages found in or around the bus shelter area to Miami-Dade Police
  • If desired, groups may visit the shelter site to remove trash from the immediate surrounding area. Transit staff will provide your group with complimentary disposable gloves, garbage bags and safety vests

Rules and Regulations

Adopters must:

  • Be 18 years or older, unless they are part of the group overseen by someone 18 years or older
  • Agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the Adopt-A-Shelter Agreement Form, once established as an Adopter in the Program
  • Agree to adhere to all public safety rules and conduct that would normally apply to an individual in the public right-of-way, while visiting and working at your bus shelter
  • Agree not to attempt any repairs to the bus shelter or any portion or component thereof
  • Agree not to post any advertising materials or signs on or around the bus shelter. Any unauthorized posted materials will be removed by MDT
  • Agree not to alter the bus shelter unit in any way, such as painting it or adding graphics on it at any time
  • Agree not to add/install any items on or around the bus shelter, such as benches, trash receptacles, lights, etc., as these will be removed by MDT
  • Agree not to hold events at the bus shelter, other than site visits as previously described
  • Agree not to object to or interfere with any advertising displayed at the adopted bus shelter, as the advertising content is controlled solely by MDT through its bus shelter advertising contractor

How to Adopt A Shelter

  1. Click the button to see an interactive map of available bus shelters in unincorporated Miami-Dade County
  2. Click on a shelter and press ‘Adopt’ to read & agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the Program
  3. Complete the online ‘Agreement Form’ and submit. Allow no less than two (2) weeks for final processing of your request by MDT.

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