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Fight to underground BART in Berkeley one of many tales told in new book

Published Tuesday March 14

Photo: Berkeleyside

In 1960, as transportation engineers laid out plans to build BART around the Bay, the Berkeley City Council passed a resolution calling for the line to be underground within city limits.

But when BART officials unveiled the genuine plan in the spring of 1962, it called for the underground section in Berkeley to run only from Shattuck Avenue at Derby to around Milvia and Hearst streets. The northern and southern sections of the rail line would be above ground, as would be the 2 stations.

In an ironic twist, Johnson, the a lot of who fought hard against BART’s original plans, was appointed to the BART board of directors in 1966.

Article length: About 280 words.
Tags: Berkeley City
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