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City employees to test AC transit pass

Bay City News Service
Monday December 03, 2001

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.