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

photo of a man reloading a clipper transit card
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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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‘SmartBoot’ program to kick off in two weeks in Berkeley

In an effort to save money and streamline its parking fee collection process, the city of Berkeley is set to implement a new vehicle immobilization “booting” program for cars that would otherwise be towed. The program, which will be implemented in two weeks, will remove the hassle of towing by
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BART’s Board of Directors deemed the agency’s decision to cut cellphone service disproportionate at a special meeting.

Cellphone decision incites rage

At a public hearing Wednesday morning, several members of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors deemed the agency’s decision to cut cellphone service two weeks ago during a protest a disproportionate response. The meeting, held in Oakland, was intended to discuss BART’s Aug. 11 decision to disrupt cellphone
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AC Transit was forced to cut costs in order to balance its budget.

AC Transit cuts costs to balance budget

The AC Transit District announced Tuesday that it has balanced its budget following a series of cost-cutting decisions made by the district’s board of directors over the past year. In the face of decreasing state funding and the state’s overall ailing economy, recent decisions made by the board include the
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