STA Transportation Equity Guiding Principles
Approved by the STA Board on October 9th, 2019
The following Guiding Principles reflect STA’s commitment to the entire community in all of its activities. These Principles were developed by the Equity Work Group at their meetings on April 11, May 23, and October 9th, 2019.
1- STA works in partnership with local, regional, and state governments and our whole community to provide and maintain a safe, innovative, equitable multi-modal transportation system in Solano County.
2- STA seeks to advance a just, healthy, and prosperous quality of life in all Solano County communities while addressing transportation and the diverse mobility needs of our residents, businesses, and visitors.
3- STA values and commits to meaningful participation of Solano County’s vulnerable populations in all aspects of mobility and infrastructure planning to ensure that disadvantaged communities unique and unmet needs are prioritized.
4- STA supports locally-decided land uses that stimulate economic opportunity and produce affordable housing within a range of housing options with accessible connections for all, leading to downtowns, public rail stations, and along major bus service corridors, in conjunction with acting to protect Solano County’s key agricultural and open space areas.
5- STA routinely measures, evaluates, and clearly presents transportation performance results for public review to insure that its policies, plans, and budgets are fair, effective, and reflect community-focused priorities of Solano County residents and businesses.
The following key words were identified on April 11, 2019 by members of the Equity Working Group when considering essential elements for STA’s Guiding Principles:
• Transparency • Accountability • Inclusivity • Equity • Responsiveness • Participation • Engagement • Partnership • Vision/Visionary • Importance of Evaluation • Commitment
• Living Document • Accessibility • Empathy • People-Centric • Opportunity •
Clearly communicated • Communication • Include All • Safe • Respect • Process
• Location • Listening • Holistic • Comprehensive • Learning •
Acknowledge differences and sameness