Google Buses

A shuttle commonly known as a “Google Bus” arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

San Francisco Looks At Removing Some Parking Spaces To Accommodate Tech Shuttles

Shuttle 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.

06/20/2014

A shuttle commonly known as a "Google Bus" arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

Lawsuit Filed To Block Google Buses, Private Shuttles From San Francisco Muni Bus Stops

A 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.

05/01/2014

Protesters gather in front of Twitter headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco on December 9, 2013. (Bay City News Service)

Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax Breaks

Many 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.

04/16/2014

A shuttle commonly known as a “Google Bus” arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

San Francisco Tech Shuttle Bus Program Gets OK, Supervisors Deny Environmental Appeal

The 18 month pilot program will allow private shuttle buses for tech companies to use a limited number of Muni stops in San Francisco.

04/02/2014

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Skip The Bus, Report Claims Google’s Next Move Is Into SF Mission District

In 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.”

02/17/2014

Protestors block tech shuttle buses between market and mission streets. (Mark Kelly/CBS)

San Jose Seeks San Francisco Tech Firms Amid Protests Against Techies

As 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.

02/13/2014

The Triumphant, a catamaran being used to ferry Google workers between San Francisco and Redwood City. (All-American Marine/YouTube)

Google Testing Ferry Service For Workers From E. Bay To Silicon Valley

Google workers who live in the East Bay can now make the commute to the company’s Silicon Valley campus by sea.

02/03/2014

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