In September 2022, the East Bay Times endorsed Sarah for AC Transit Ward 3 director, saying:
"Syed, a transit planner, worked for BART and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and was a senior manager for Los Angeles Metro’s bus rapid transit project. She now works on equitable transportation planning at the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley."
"Not surprisingly, with that background, she wants to improve AC Transit’s bus service to provide more to the people who need it most and in a timely way that competes with car travel. She also recognizes that it must be done within the budget constraints the district faces."