Drivers 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.
Protesters against the use of private tech shuttle buses blocked a Yahoo bus neat the MacArthur BART station Wednesday morning, and a Twitter photo posting claims that one protester purposefully vomited on the bus’s windshield.
The 18 month pilot program will allow private shuttle buses for tech companies to use a limited number of Muni stops in San Francisco.
A group of several dozen protesters briefly blocked two tech employee shuttle buses at Market and Eighth streets in San Francisco Tuesday morning as the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency was set to vote on new pilot program for employer-run transit using the city’s public bus stops.
The buses are used by tech companies in Silicon Valley to shuttle employees from San Francisco.
The bus, which collided with a big rig on Thursday morning, killing one of the passengers on board, is not required to have seat belts because it carries more than 10 passengers.