Equity in Action
The Council is working to advance equity in the region
For our region to reach its full economic potential, all residents must be able to access opportunity. Our region is stronger when communities provide all residents access to opportunities for success, prosperity, and quality of life.
How we promote equity
Using our influence and investments to build a more equitable region
Creating real choices in where we live, how we travel, and where we recreate for all residents, across race, ethnicity, economic means, and ability
Investing in a mix of housing affordability along the region’s transit corridors
Engaging a full cross-section of the community in decision-making
Council programs and services support equity in the region
Expanding housing options
Better Bus Stops
Federal funding enables Metro Transit to invest in bus stop and customer waiting shelter improvements that enhance access to employment and educational opportunities.
Student Pass Program
Metro Transit's Student Bus Pass provides students with a convenient and affordable way to get to jobs, internships, classes, and education events before or after school hours.
We Speak Your Language
Metro Transit's Language Line service enables phone representatives to provide trip plans and transit information in 170 languages with the help of translators.
Urban Scholars Program
This 12-week summer internship program enables students from diverse backgrounds to gain critical real-world experience through mentorship, guided projects, and leadership development workshops.
Metro Transit Mechanic-Technician Training Program
This program combines empowerment training, tutoring, and 300 hours shadowing current mechanic-technicians, with a goal of preparing participants for successful careers at Metro Transit.
Deepening public engagement