‘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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BART’s plans, initiatives need to stay on track

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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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BART opens new Downtown Berkeley station entrance

BART opened a new street-accessible entrance at its Downtown Berkeley Station on Monday morning. The entrance, located on the west side of Shattuck Ave. and Allston Way, allows for easier access to platforms and begins a larger series of station renovations.
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