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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A - Survey of Transit Agencies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Attracting, Retaining, and Advancing Women in Transit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25741.
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50 A P P E N D I X A Survey of Transit Agencies Current Diversity Culture 1. Please answer yes or no for each of the following questions regarding your transit agency and diversity, specifically considering diversity in terms of employee sex: a. Do you have a staff member responsible for overseeing diversity efforts? b. Do you provide diversity training for your employees? c. Not counting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) statements, do you formally state a commitment to diversity? d. Do you have leadership who encourages or supports diversity? e. Do you have diversity initiatives in place for recruiting? f. Do you have diversity initiatives in place for training and development? g. Do you have diversity initiatives in place with the goal of increasing employee retention? Current Strategies to Support Women 2. Do you currently have effective strategies in place to accomplish the following: Attract Women Targeted Recruiting Hiring Women Other: _______________________ Retain Women Organizational Culture Efforts Job-Related Efforts Other: _______________________ Advance Women Training and Development (i.e., job-related skills) Building Professional Capacity (i.e., building broader knowledge and capabilities) Other: _______________________ (If participants respond yes, they will receive questions about these strategies shown in the next 3 sections. If they did not respond yes, the survey will skip these items.)

Survey of Transit Agencies 51 c. Outcomes Experienced with Strategy 1 4. Attracting Women Strategy 2 a. Strategy Name b. Brief Description of Strategy 2 c. Outcomes Experienced with Strategy 2 Strategies to Retain Women On this page, we would like to learn more about the strategies you have in place to Retain Women. Please provide the name, a brief description, and examples of outcomes experienced for a related strategy(ies). 5. Retaining Women Strategy 1 a. Strategy Name b. Brief Description of Strategy 1 c. Outcomes Experienced with Strategy 1 6. Retaining Women Strategy 2 a. Strategy Name b. Brief Description of Strategy 2 c. Outcomes Experienced with Strategy 2 Strategies to Advance Women On this page, we would like to learn more about the strategies you have in place to Advance Women. Please provide the name, a brief description, and examples of outcomes experienced for a related strategy(ies). 7. Advancing Women Strategy 1 a. Strategy Name b. Brief Description of Strategy 1 c. Outcomes Experienced with Strategy 1 8. Advancing Women Strategy 2 a. Strategy Name b. Brief Description of Strategy 2 c. Outcomes Experienced with Strategy 2 Strategies to Attract Women On this page, we would like to learn more about the strategies you have in place to Attract Women. Please provide the name, a brief description, and examples of outcomes experienced for a related strategy(ies). 3. Attracting Women Strategy 1 a. Strategy Name b. Brief Description of Strategy 1

52 Attracting, Retaining, and Advancing Women in Transit 11. What are the greatest barriers to advancing women in the workforce that you see in your transit agency? Transit Agency Demographic Information 1. Modes operated (mark all that apply):  Bus  Rail  Demand Response  Other: ______________ 2. Service area:  Urban  Suburban  Rural 3. Approximately how many employees do you currently have within your transit agency? 4. For each of the following categories, what percentage of your current employees are women? a. Overall Transit Agency: b. Vehicle Operations: c. Vehicle Maintenance: d. Non-vehicle Maintenance: e. General Administrative Functions: f. Mid-level Management Positions: g. Senior Management Positions: 5. How has the representation of women in your transit agency changed: a. In the past 5 years? b. In the past 10 years? Challenges Experienced 9. What are the greatest barriers to attracting women to apply for jobs that you see in your transit agency? 10. What are the greatest barriers to keeping women in the organization that you see in your transit agency?

Survey of Transit Agencies 53 Demographic Information We appreciate you taking the time to provide thoughtful responses to this survey. The research team may wish to follow up to learn more about the strategies your transit agency has in place to support women. As such, please provide your transit agency, name, and contact information to enable future contact. Please note that your specific responses to this survey will not be tied to your name or organizational affiliation; we only collect this information to enable us to follow up regarding specific strategies or programs implemented. 1. Name: 2. Transit Agency: 3. Position/Job Title: 4. Email Address: 5. Phone Number:

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Women have traditionally been underrepresented within the transit workforce. However, the percentage of women within transit agencies appears to be increasing, and many transit agencies report that the percentage of women advancing into management and leadership positions has also been increasing over the past 5 years.

The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Synthesis 147: Attracting, Retaining, and Advancing Women in Transit explores the strategies that have been deployed in transit and other related industries in order to attract, retain, and advance women in a variety of roles.

A critical first step to ensure success in these areas is to remove barriers to entry and address challenges women face once employed.

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