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NJ Transit relaunches Adopt-a-Station program in partnership with American Express

Program Encourages Community Groups to Showcase Civic Pride by Enhancing Beauty of Local Train Stations

NEW JERSEY – NJ TRANSIT has relaunched its Adopt-a-Station program with a new partnership with American Express.

Community groups can “adopt” their local train station to maintain its character as a focal point of their neighborhood by planting flowers, performing light landscaping and maintenance and removing litter. As part of the program, NJ TRANSIT will provide community groups with supplies such as safety vests, gloves and trash bags thanks to the generous sponsorship from American Express. In addition, the community groups are recognized at the station through signage.

“In many towns across New Jersey, the NJ TRANSIT train station is the gateway to a community,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “The Adopt-A-Station program is a great way for civic groups to take pride in their hometown station as the welcoming point into their towns.”

“In addition to providing customers with a safe and sheltered location to wait for their train, NJ TRANSIT’s rail stations contribute significantly to the charm, beauty, and distinctiveness of the municipalities they reside in throughout our State,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “By relaunching this program, NJ TRANSIT and American Express are leveraging the pride and can-do-spirit of New Jerseyans to help make our stations cleaner and more beautiful than ever before.”

“As the sponsor of the Adopt-A-Station program, we are delighted to provide materials that will be used by local community groups to beautify these stations” said Tatia Adams Fox, Vice President and General Manager in the National Client Group at American Express.  “Riding transit is an integral part of people’s daily lives, and we’re happy to help make their experience more enjoyable with the station enhancements.”

The relaunch of the Adopt-A-Station program is made possible through a generous sponsorship with American Express.  As part of the adoption agreement, community groups agree to:

  • Remove litter at least once a year
  • Provide light landscaping and maintenance
  • Plant/care for flowers, small trees, and shrubs

What NJ TRANSIT is committed to do for your group:

  • Provide safety vests
  • Provide trash bags and dispose of all trash collected
  • Provide directional support as needed
  • Encourage you to suggest any additional ideas for improvement

To learn more about how your group can Adopt-A-Station, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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