The "Adopt-a-highway" program allows civic groups, garden clubs, and other organizations to adopt sections of highway for litter pickup. Programs are usually sponsored by state highway departments, which dispose of the collected trash and give the groups credit for their work by installing signs to identify them at each end of the adopted sections. The history of the program is described. The idea started when the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation encouraged private citizens to support the department's anti-litter programs. A large number of eager volunteers took part in an event the department had premiered in 1986. In 1987, the program was placed on hold during an evaluation of the program. Later, the program was reinstated with several changes designed to increase consistency and cost effectiveness.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 14-16
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00485002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1989 12:00AM