Friends of Transit for Kalamazoo County

Advocating for accessible, affordable, safe and convenient public transit.  




adopt a bus shelter


Read about the volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club who have adopted a bus shelter: Kalamazoo teens volunteer to help new adopt-a-bus-shelter program.

Photo courtsey of Jonathon Gruenke | Kalamazoo Gazette


The purpose of the Adopt A Bus Shelter (AABS) program is to develop a system of safe, accessible, and clean bus shelters so that transit riders can get to work, school, and critical community appointments. 

Some of the benefits of being an AABS organization include:

  • A framed AABS certificate suitable for displaying in your lobby.
  • A small sign in the bus shelter(s) you have adopted, letting riders know of your commitment.
  • Acknowledgement of your participation in AABS on the Friends of Transit website with a link back to your organization.
  • Acknowledgement of your involvement in media released and public communications.
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are enhancing the ridership experience and presenting a good public transit to the community.

Adopt A Bus Shelter Volunteer Job Description [PDF]

Adopt A Bus Shelter Volunteer Agreement [PDF]


AABS Organizations

Apple Bus Company

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo

Comstock Township

Disability Network Southwest Michigan

Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Kalamazoo Family Health Center

Maple Street YMCA

Portage Community Center

Senior Services, Inc.