The city of Berkeley and AC Transit officials have announced that Berkeley will become the first East Bay city to launch a bus pass program for its employees.
Beginning in December, Berkeley employees have started testing the “Eco Pass,” AC Transit's first employer-based bus pass program, for a one-year demonstration period.
The Eco-Pass, which will be free to all benefited city employees, allows for unlimited bus rides on all lines. The city hopes that the free rides will give city employees a reason to choose public transportation as their preferred mode of travel.
The Eco-Pass program will be officially launched on Dec. 5 during a morning Civic Center ceremony. At that event, qualifying city employees will be able to pick up their passes.