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Equity

Guiding Principle from Strategic Plan: Equity

We work to change practices, structures, and policies to realize transportation equity for commuters in San Mateo County.

Commute.org believes that the following strategies are critical to realizing its mission and equity guiding principle. We will:  ​

 

  1. Develop programs and initiatives that increase equitable transportation access and diverse engagement.
  2. Foster partnerships with community organizations that connect Commute.org with historically underserved communities in the county. 
  3. Increase equitable distribution of commuter benefits and provision of services to serve low income and underserved communities.
  4. Measure progress based on qualitative and quantitative data on race/ethnicity, location, gender identity, disability, age, income, occupation, and industry type. 
  5. Build organizational capacity to operationalize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into Commute.org’s management, service delivery, and culture.
  6. Work with external agency partners to improve local and regional transportation access and options.

Data

  • Introduction to Data
  • Commuter Patterns
  • Demographics
  • Industry Data
  • Introduction to Data

    Background

    Integrating equity principles across all programs is one of Commute.org’s strategic objectives for the 2025 Strategic Plan. We are using this data to better understand where the gaps are in our services.

    Unique Considerations

    Commute.org focuses on people who live OR work in San Mateo County. 

    Much of the information that we have is from the US Census for residents of San Mateo County. – it is more difficult to find demographic data for people who live outside the county and commute in.  

    In addition, the data we have is based on survey responses, so it is only a slice of the total people that we serve with our programs and is not comprehensive. We are working on ways to get demographic data from more participants. 

  • Commuter Patterns

     

     

    Commute Patterns

     

     

     

    Source: US Census, 2019 and 2021

     

    Top 10 Counties Commuting to SMC (2021):

    Source: US Census, 2021

    Commute.org Program Participants – Home City:

     

    Commute.org Program Participants – Work City:

     

     

     

     

    There are almost 400,000 people who work in San Mateo County.

     

     

    Source: US Census, 2019 and 2021

     

    Source: US Census, 2021

    2022 Shuttle Survey – Home City:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Demographics

     

     

    Demographic

    Key Findings

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Profile of Workers in San Mateo County:

    Source: US Census, 2021

    ACS has a separate questions for Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin versus Race. Commute.org combines this into one question in which people can select multiple/all that apply.

     

     

     

    ACS: English = those who speak only English and those who speak other languages and speak English very well

    STAR Demographic Survey Data includes people who speak one or more language, each language counted once

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ACS only offers male or female as options

     

     

    Source: US Census, 2021

     

    2022 Shuttle Survey – Race & Ethnicity:

    2022 Shuttle Survey – Language:

    2022 Shuttle Survey – Income:

  • Industry Data

     

     

    Industry Data

    Key Findings

     

     

     

     

     

    Source: 2021 ECNVY Business Patterns County Business Patterns

     

     

     

     

    Source: 2021 ECNVY Business Patterns County Business Patterns