Racial Equity & Belonging

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Our purpose is to prioritize racial equity, social equity and mobility justice through all areas of SFMTA operations, while understanding inequities and underinvestments within the transportation sector.

The Office of Racial Equity & Belonging (OREB) is responsible for directing and developing strategies for advancing racial equity, transit equity and intersecting equity needs in all areas of work at the agency. The office directs integrated projects to support the agency’s equity commitment through:

  • Agencywide Policy, Process & Practice Improvement
  • Culturally Specific Interventions to Optimize Racial Equity in SFMTA Systems
  • Equity Analyses & Establishment of Equity Standards & Priorities
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability Systems for Agencywide Equity Commitments

The OREB leads the agency in seeking just outcomes for members of historically oppressed communities through intentional goal-setting for the advancement of racial equity in SFMTA policies, processes and practices. The office also directs strategic partnership and processes to support the creation of a more equitable, affirming and supportive work environment for SFMTA staff.

The OREB directs the development, implementation and monitoring of SFMTA’s mandated Racial Equity Action Plans, and manages SFMTA equity training and accountability systems.

Learn more about the Office of Race Equity & Belonging.