Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at DART
DART is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and community.
DART’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
An internal committee of DART employees was formed to create a safe space and take actions to be a better employer and steward of our community members. DART’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is formed of employees from across the organization and has developed the following goals:
Educate – Provide quarterly opportunities to provide education or training to DART’s workforce related to issues around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Demonstrate – Demonstrates DART's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the community through participation in; and elevating community events that spotlight DEI-related issues.
Listen – Create a pipeline for employees and customers to provide feedback related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Adapt and promote existing methods for customers.
Strengthen – Strengthen DART’s messaging around DEI internally and externally through a variety of communication channels. .
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Every DART employee has a responsibility to always treat all employees and riders with dignity and respect. We believe our employees make our community stronger by ensuring services are accessible, providing a welcoming experience and respecting the individual value of their fellow employees, DART riders and all community members.
Our employees are the most valuable asset we have, whose unique experiences and backgrounds represent a significant part of our culture, reputation and achievements. Their collective work helps DART every day to live out its mission to Enrich Lives, Connect Communities, and Expand Opportunities.
In addition to DART’s employee DEI committee, DART has a policy outlining that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its services because of their race, color or national origin. Public transportation does, and should, serve the community by providing equitable access to education, employment, healthcare and other vital services. Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination may file a Title VI complaint with DART within 300 days from the date of the alleged discrimination. More information can be found on DART’s Title VI policy page.