Fort Detrick kicks off Frederick County’s Adopt a Stop initiative by adopting the bus stop outside Veterans Gate, May 17.
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Fort Detrick kicks off Frederick County’s Adopt a Stop initiative by adopting the bus stop outside Veterans Gate, May 17.
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Frederick County Transit announced the launch of their new Adopt-a-Stop program with representatives from Fort Detrick, May 17.

“The men and women of Fort Detrick embody service to our Frederick community and demonstrated that by adopting the very first bus stop in the county,” read Frederick County’s press release. “With the Military Road at Fort Detrick bus shelter adopted by Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, at Fort Detrick, they are now a part of a statewide movement to sustain public transportation ridership, reduce pollution and keep our community beautiful for years to come.”

This bus stop is the only location at a Fort Detrick gate and is heavily used by employees and community members.

“Fort Detrick sees itself as a part of the community and taking responsibility for this stop is just one way we can all make our hometown better,” said Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Dills.

A sign was placed at the bus stop recognizing Fort Detrick BOSS for their efforts, which will include keeping the area clean and notifying transit if any repairs are necessary. This contribution will help keep Frederick’s bus stops safer and cleaner.