Free AC Transit proposal passes council, faces uncertain future

photo of an AC transit bus
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Berkeley City Council passed a budget referral Nov. 9 with plans to allocate $500,000 toward fare-free AC Transit. If approved as an amendment to the budget, the referral would help increase ridership, minimize traffic and curb carbon emissions.

The city of Berkeley took the first steps toward providing fare-free access to Sunday AC Transit bus rides originating in the city — garnering qualified support from many but facing an uncertain future.
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Disability activists honor life, legacy of Ed Roberts

Roberts, who had post-polio quadriplegia, decided to attend UC Berkeley in 1962 despite the fact that the campus had no accommodations for people with severe disabilities. His advocacy opened the school to more students with disabilities and created the Physically Disabled Student’s Program and then the Center for Independent Living.
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