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BART proposes rail station improvements near UC Berkeley

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is seeking public input at two open houses this week on a plan to modernize its rail station in downtown Berkeley, Calif.

BART planners are preparing a long-range vision for the station, including changes to the concourse and platform to modernize the facility and improve riders' experience. The station is the closest to the University of California Berkeley.

Proposed improvements include art and place-making to reflect community identity and improve station function; brighter and more efficient lighting; improved access for people with disabilities; increased safety and security; and improved pedestrian and bicycle access.

The station modernization would be part of the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and Transit Area Improvement project, BART officials said in post on the agency's website.

The open houses will be held Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

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