SamTrans Recognizes African American History Month

The SamTrans Board of Directors passed a resolution honoring National African American History Month at its February meeting.

"My fellow directors and I are proud to reaffirm SamTrans' long-time support for African American History Month,” said SamTrans Board Chair Peter Ratto. “We recognize it is important for us to remember what we have learned from the past so that we can create a more inclusive and equitable future."      

In recent months, SamTrans created the Transit District’s first African American Employee Resource Group that aims to advance a diverse and inclusive work environment with a particular focus on African American current and future employees.

SamTrans recognizes the long history of inequity and racism in transit that has excluded, targeted or oppressed people due to their color and race. SamTrans serves a diverse population of riders. A 2021 survey showed that African Americans make up 7% of SamTrans’ ridership, with 68% of those African American riders taking SamTrans five or more days per week.


SamTrans’ vision is to be a mobility leader, providing transportation choices and sustainable future that meets the needs of our diverse communities.



About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 70 routes throughout San Mateo County.  Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976. Follow SamTrans on Facebook and Twitter.Free translation assistance is available. Para traducción llama al 1.800.660.4287; 如需翻譯,請電 1.800.660.4287.

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