All Aboard: Celebrating Our Stories

In celebration of contributions of historically marginalized identities, ACT's DE&I Committee commemorates each month throughout the year to shed awareness to all types of people and stories. The following features provide continued learning opportunities that recognize and value historical legacies and experiences of a diverse array of identities. This monthly awareness programming supports our efforts to enrich our DE&I knowledge by featuring events, people, and stories through an equitable lens in the context of transportation. The goals are to:

  • Provide awareness to the diversity of our transportation history
  • Highlight diverse individuals or groups that have contributed to the transportation industry
  • Feature a wide range of inclusive perspectives in transportation discussion and topics

We invite you to explore these and other educational resources and links on this page. We will add resources as they become available.

Collaboration and suggestions are strongly encouraged. We invite you to share other widely recognized observances for consideration. Your ideas and input help raise awareness and provide opportunities for cross learning and connection at ACT. Please feel free to contact the committee if you have a highlight or event that you want featured during a certain month.

2024 Observances

January
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 15
February 
  • Black History Month - Read more
  • Transit Equity Day: Saturday, February 4
March 
April 
  • Earth Month
  • National Volunteer Week: Sunday, April 21 - Saturday, April 27 - Read more
  • Earth Day: Monday, April 22
May 
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month - Read more
June 
July 
  • Gearing up for the 38th Annual International Conference
August 
  • International Day of World Indigenous People: Friday, August 9
  • Women's Equality Day: Monday, August 26
September 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Sunday, September 15 - Tuesday, October 15
October 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Sunday, September 15 - Tuesday, October 15
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day: Monday, October 14 - Read more (2023)
November 
December 

View the All Aboard calendar

  • Pride Month
  • Monday, June 19: Juneteenth