Monday, July 07, 2008

BRT opponents in Berkeley put issue on ballot

Berkeley rapid bus plan faces uphill battle
Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer
July 7, 2008

Berkeley may be among the greenest cities in the nation, but it's also home to a budding backlash against public transit. Opponents of AC Transit's plan for dedicated bus lanes on busy Telegraph Avenue south of the UC campus have gathered enough signatures to qualify the issue for the Nov. 4 ballot. The initiative, if approved by voters, would require voter approval to create any high-occupancy-vehicle lanes in the city, except on Interstate 80...

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