BART to transition to near pre-pandemic service Aug. 2

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On Thursday, BART announced that it would be returning to near pre-pandemic services Aug. 2. The original date of return had been Aug. 30.

Following California’s complete economic reopening and the state’s move beyond COVID-19 restrictions, BART announced Thursday that it would be returning to near pre-pandemic services on Aug. 2 —a change from its original Aug. 30 transition date.
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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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