Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties


DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: Mission Statement

As one of the nation’s largest, multi-modal transit agencies, our business is people driven, and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse workforce that can work together to build a strong organization, meet the needs of our customers, and strengthen our service.

SEPTA employees discuss what diversity means to them

SEPTA supports a workforce diversity and inclusion program focused on attracting and retaining highly skilled and versatile employees and creating a work environment that encourages all employees to realize their full potential.

Workforce diversity means recognizing and respecting the differences that make each of us unique and valuing the importance of bringing individual talents together to meet organizational objectives. Diversity is defined as, but not limited to, characteristics including national origin, language, race, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and family structures. It also recognizes that the differences in the way individuals think and problem solve can be catalysts for business innovation and improvement.

Inclusion is defined as fostering a culture that connects each employee to the organization; encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness; values the diversity of our employees; and creates an environment where individuals from across the organization are able to participate and contribute their full potential.

As General Manager, I am committed to supporting the principles of diversity and inclusion as a foundation for building a strong future for SEPTA employees and customers, and our region.

Jeffrey D. Knueppel, General Manager