BART launches campaign to end gender-based violence on its trains

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As part of an initiative to end gender-based violence on BART's transit system, the BART Board of Directors committed to a partnership with Alliance for Girls. More action regarding safety is expected to be taken in the upcoming weeks, specifically with safety reforms aimed at protecting young women of color.

In a joint press conference with several community leaders Friday, BART announced the launch of Not One More Girl, an initiative to re-imagine safety on public transit and end gender-based violence.
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BART’s plans, initiatives need to stay on track

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: With many new projects and changes, BART must make sure it is keeping community interests in mind

Thousands of commuters depend on BART as their main source of transportation. But in recent years, the transit system has seen a decline in ridership as overcrowding, delays and crime have risen.
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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 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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