Activists Take San Francisco to Court docket Over ‘Google Buses’



San Francisco’s Google Bus protesters are bringing their message from the streets to the courtroom

A group of activists filed a lawsuit Thursday against the City of San Francisco in an attempt to halt a tech shuttle pilot program that will allow Silicon Valley tech giants like Apple and Google to use public bus stops to pick up and drop off employees for a small fee

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The tech companies already utilize city bus stops as a way to transport employees around San Francisco and to company headquarters in the Valley, sometimes as far as 50 miles away. The 18-month pilot program was first approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors in January as a response to public outrage over the tech shuttles. The pilot program was later upheld by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors last month Read more…

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