SamTrans celebrates Women's History Month

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SamTrans General Manager/CEO April Chan standing next to Director of Bus Transportation Ana Rivas.

SamTrans General Manager/CEO April Chan and Director of Bus Operations Ana Rivas at the 2023 Bus Rodeo.


The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is leading by example as it celebrates Women’s History Month throughout March. 

Women are helping to shape the future of transit at SamTrans, including April Chan, the agency’s general manager and CEO. 

“All positions at our agency, from operators to mechanics, administrators to leaders, are filled with talented and brilliant women committed to serving the public,” said SamTrans General Manager/CEO April Chan in a video for International Women’s Day. “I will continue to commit myself to fostering an inclusive environment where every voice is heard, every idea is valued, and every woman is empowered to excel.” 

As part of the district’s official Women’s History Month celebrations, SamTrans will host a series of workshops featuring experts who will discuss their personal journeys up the career ladder, plus give tips and tricks for interviewing and getting the job done. 

SamTrans will also highlight its female staff members with various employee spotlight features on social media. 

The agency wants to extend the enthusiasm surrounding Women’s History Month well into the future by forming a Women in Transportation Employee Resource Group (ERG) to help guide its female staff members. 

SamTrans also hopes its base of talented and exceptional female employees will grow in the future, so the agency encourages women to apply to our current openings