The board’s only Black director, who represents parts of Berkeley and Oakland, was improperly removed from her seat, BART says.
Lateefah Simon, one of the BART board’s most vocal advocates for overhauling police, said she moved to a new home following threats related to that work.
New bike and bus lanes in Oakland and Emeryville, and upgraded bus stops in Berkeley, are among the new features being planned for the thoroughfare in Alameda County.
Businesses can still require customers to mask up, and health officials cautioned that face coverings are “strongly recommended.”
Doctors say Bay Area cases are rising quickly due to the omicron and delta variants, but this time, residents have added protection from vaccines and boosters, masks and social distancing.