Class Pass renewal referendum moves forward despite contention

A referendum asking students to renew the Class Pass program will be placed on the upcoming 2012 ASUC general election ballot, but concerns over a lack of negotiation with AC Transit have prompted an ASUC senator to campaign against the referendum. When the ASUC Senate voted on the referendum for
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ASUC Senate may vote again on a bus pass referendum

The ASUC Senate may vote once again on a bus pass referendum a few weeks after it approved a referendum for the upcoming 2012 ASUC general election to extend unlimited rides on AC Transit and Bear Transit. ASUC President Vishalli Loomba — one of the original authors of the bill
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Letter: Students should vote for Class Pass referendum

While I agree with ASUC Senator Noah Ickowitz’s statement encouraging the importance of ridership data to definitively and objectively decide whether a renewal of the Class Pass referendum provides an overall benefit rather than cost to our student body, this necessity for hard fact is precisely why the referendum needs
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ASUC Senate puts bus pass referendum on election ballot

UC Berkeley students will vote this April during the 2012 ASUC general election on whether to extend the campus’ Class Pass, which gives students unlimited rides on AC Transit and Bear Transit buses. The ASUC Senate voted Wednesday night in favor of a bill that places a referendum on the ballot
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AC Transit and transparency in the ASUC

Increased transparency and accountability rest at the core of ASUC policy and actions. With last semester’s student unification against fee hikes, unsurprisingly, the ASUC reaffirmed its commitment to fiscal accountability. At ASUC Senate finance committee meetings, student groups often request $3 notebooks as senators debate the values of fiscal responsibility, even if
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AC Transit was forced to cut costs in order to balance its budget.

ASUC Senate postpones vote on bus pass bill

Lack of data on student bus usage stalled the ASUC Senate from voting on a bill that would put a referendum on the 2012 general election ballot to give students the option to extend unlimited ridership on local bus services. The bill — authored by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba and
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UC Berkeley signs contract with new shuttle bus service

After more than ten years of contracting shuttle buses from AC Transit, UC Berkeley has parted ways with the transit entity in favor of new buses provided by a private company. During negotiations, the campus considered contracting out the bus drivers’ positions, but eventually agreed to keep the existing drivers
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Federal transportation cuts could derail local transit plans

Proposed cuts to federal transportation across the country would undoubtedly adversely affect Bay Area local services such as Caltrain, BART and AC Transit. Even though the U.S. House of Representatives is working on a bill that could cut up to 34 percent of federal funding to public transportation, Senator Barbara
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