Berkeley City Council approves petition to rename Ashby BART station after activist Mable Howard

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Mable Howard, as described by her daughter Mildred Howard, was a leading community organiser who successfully launched a lawsuit against BART in 1968. An above-ground train would have disrupted many small local businesses — “banks, hardware stores, a shoe store, an appliance store” — and divided white communities and communities of color across the tracks.
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BART Board approves Safe Transit policy

The Safe Transit policy prevents BART employees — including members of the BART Police Department — from asking about riders’ immigration statuses unless directed by state laws, federal regulations or court orders.
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