SFMTA Permanently Approves Tech Commuter ShuttlesThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors unanimously approved a permanent commuter shuttle program Tuesday that will allow the city to oversee the private shuttles increasingly traversing San Francisco streets.
Shuttle Drivers For Apple, Genentech Vote To Join Teamsters UnionDrivers for Compass Transportation, a shuttle-bus company providing commuter services for Google, Apple, Microsoft, Genentech, and other Bay Area clients, voted to join the Teamsters union, union officials said Friday evening.
San Francisco Looks At Removing Some Parking Spaces To Accommodate Tech ShuttlesShuttle buses for people who work in the tech industry have made Muni riders mad and have been the subject of protests. A plan to accommodate the shuttles could lead to fewer available parking spaces.
Lawsuit Filed To Block Google Buses, Private Shuttles From San Francisco Muni Bus StopsA lawsuit filed against the city of San Francisco today seeks to block the use of commuter shuttle buses at Municipal Railway bus stops, arguing that the practice is illegal and that the city’s plan to charge companies a fee for the use of the bus stops sidestepped state-mandated environmental analysis.
Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax BreaksMany of the fights involving "Google Buses" and tech tax breaks are actually being stoked by the politically powerful Service Employees International Union, which represents thousands of San Francisco city workers. Coincidentally they are also in the midst of negotiations with the city for a new proposed contract.
San Francisco Tech Shuttle Bus Program Gets OK, Supervisors Deny Environmental AppealThe 18 month pilot program will allow private shuttle buses for tech companies to use a limited number of Muni stops in San Francisco.
Skip The Bus, Report Claims Google's Next Move Is Into SF Mission DistrictIn what looks to be another skirmish in San Francisco's escalating gentrification war, Google is said to be making a major move into the city's Mission District and some are saying "there goes the neighborhood."
San Jose Seeks San Francisco Tech Firms Amid Protests Against TechiesAs protests heat up in San Francisco over so-called “Google buses” and tax breaks for tech companies, San Jose officials are hoping to lure companies with a friendlier business climate.
Google Testing Ferry Service For Workers From E. Bay To Silicon ValleyGoogle workers who live in the East Bay can now make the commute to the company’s Silicon Valley campus by sea.