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

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 receives federal grant to fund creation of new safety device

The Federal Transit Administration awarded BART $5 million to implement an innovative safety device designed to protect trackside workers. According to BART spokesperson Jim Allison, the device would be the first of its kind in that it would automatically stop trains nearing an active workspace if the workers there don’t reply to
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