Latest Adopt-A-Stop Ribbon Cutting
Mar 18, 2021, 14:12 PM by Claire Regan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2021
LATEST ADOPT-A-STOP RIBBON CUTTING
Program provides shelter for Lafayette bus stops
Lafayette, LA – A ribbon cutting for the latest Adopt-A-Stop bus stop shelter is scheduled on Friday, March 19. The Adopt-A-Stop initiative provides Lafayette bus riders with protection from weather while waiting for a bus. Lafayette Transit System riders use 650 stops in the city, but only 10 percent are sheltered.
Lafayette Leadership Class XXXI sponsored the newest sheltered stop at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Lincoln Street. While Lafayette Consolidated Government annually budgets for 11 stops, additional sheltered stops wouldn’t be possible without a public-private partnership. The first covered stop opened on the Evangeline Thruway in May 2019.
City Council Chair and District 3 Councilwoman Liz Webb Hebert, who initiated the Adopt-A-Stop program, works with local businesses and community leaders to secure donations to cover construction costs. The average cost to build a three-sided bus shelter with a roof and concrete pad is $6,000. The stops also include seating, lighting, a trash bin, and solar-powered USB charging.
Businesses and organizations interested in adopting a stop should email Councilwoman Liz Webb Hebert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, the Community Foundation of Acadiana accepts donations to the Adopt-A-Stop Fund. Tax-deductible donations can made online at https://cfacadiana.org/adoptabusstop.
Adopt-A-Stop Ribbon Cutting
March 19, 2 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Lincoln Street