‘Poor bureaucracy’: UC Berkeley student transit passes canceled without notice

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Shashank Dholakia, campus senior, had his campus-issued "EZ Pass" declined after he attempted to go on public transit. However, according to an email from the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation office, Clipper Cards will expire if not used for six months.

UC Berkeley senior Shashank Dholakia was ready to start using public transit again after finally getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Dholakia, a frequent user of his campus-issued “EZ Pass,” was using AC Transit normally until a few days ago, when his card was suddenly declined.
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