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Transportation Aggregator App RideScout Launches In San Francisco

Thu, 2014-04-10 14:00
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With the launch of new transportation options like Uber and Lyft in many cities around the country, as well as the digitization of public transit schedules, there are more apps than ever for citygoers to use when they want to get from Point A to Point B. RideScout seeks to simplify those options, with an app that aggregates multiple options for getting around a city all in one place.

‘Smart tipping’: Hooded vandals flip German mini-cars around in San Francisco

Tue, 2014-04-08 00:48
Smart car tipped over in San Francisco [KPIX-TV]

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Vandals flipped over a handful of miniature Smart cars parked in two typically quiet San Francisco neighborhoods on Monday, authorities said. San Francisco police officers responding to reports of a loud crash at about 1 a.m. found four of the tiny...

Google Bus Protests Get Colorful Ahead Of Hearing On City Shuttle Program

Tue, 2014-04-01 17:38
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Oh San Francisco. Just a month after Google agreed to give $6.8 million to support free rides for low-income youth on the city's public transit system, activists are out again in force. They staged a protest ahead of a city vote on whether a pilot program to manage tech commuter shuttles is exempt from environmental review. Activists blocked a bus at 24th and Valencia, this time with bouncy...

This timelapse from a San Francisco street may change how you see the Google bus

Thu, 2014-03-13 18:28
Paul Supawanich
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Paul Supawanich

All sides of the Google Bus Wars in San Francisco have come to look like caricatures. On the one side, we have entitled tech workers: high-paid employees of companies like Apple and Google who commute to work every day in tinted coach-bus luxury. On the other, we have their picketing neighbors: long-time San Francisco residents who spy gentrification on every corner and suspect Silicon Valley behind it.

Google Sets Example By Trying To Offset Perils Of SF Gentrification

Fri, 2014-02-28 23:53
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San Francisco's gentrification problem isn't all tech's fault, but the industry should still be helping communities impacted by the influx money and people its brought to the city. Today's donation by Google is a great example of looking out for one's neighbors. It's given $6.8 million to fund two years of the Free MUNI For Low-Income Youth program that gives kids free bus passes.

Google Paying For S.F.'s Low-Income Kids To Ride The (Public) Bus For Free

Thu, 2014-02-27 23:13

The city of San Francisco needs money in order to be able to let underprivileged kids continue to ride local transit for free. desperately needs some local press that's not about how its corporate shuttle buses are supposedly destroying the region's culture and displacing everyone who's not a tech worker.

Tell SF’s City Government Where The Google Buses Should Be

Sat, 2014-02-08 19:24
A 'Google bus' gets stuck on a street in San Francisco.
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Now that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency has approved a pilot program to oversee tech commuter buses from the peninsula, they're asking for feedback from the community.

A few weeks ago, the board of the SFMTA approved a program where tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook would have to pay $1 for every stop they made.

This week, the agency just opened up a page here where San Francisco residents can offer input on where buses should stop.

Tell SF’s City Government Where The Google Buses Should Be

Sat, 2014-02-08 19:24
A 'Google bus' gets stuck on a street in San Francisco.
Journalist: 

Now that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency has approved a pilot program to oversee tech commuter buses from the peninsula, they're asking for feedback from the community.

A few weeks ago, the board of the SFMTA approved a program where tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook would have to pay $1 for every stop they made.

This week, the agency just opened up a page here where San Francisco residents can offer input on where buses should stop.

Following tech bus protests, San Francisco to charge shuttle operators

Tue, 2014-01-07 05:57
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Following a spate of angry blockades of buses here carrying tech workers to and from Silicon Valley, shuttle operators for Google, Facebook and other companies have agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next 18 months to continue using spots reserved for public Muni transportation.

Following tech bus blockades, SF to charge shuttle operators

Tue, 2014-01-07 01:41
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Following a spate of angry blockades of buses here carrying tech workers to and from Silicon Valley, shuttle operators for Google, Facebook and other companies have agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next 18 months to continue using spots reserved for public Muni transportation.

Mayor Lee Plans To Charge Tech Companies ~$100K A Year For Shuttles Using SF Bus Stops

Mon, 2014-01-06 22:26
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has just proposed to charge tech companies whose commuter shuttles stop at public MUNI bus stops. The plan, laid out at a press conference today, requires shuttles to have a permit that will fund the initial 18 month pilot program.

Cities Turn To Streetcars To Spur Economic Development

Fri, 2013-11-08 16:41
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This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Tucson has built four-mile-long streetcar tracks that will run between the University of Arizona campus and downtown.

Deaths during strike prompt Calif. transit agency to change rules regarding safety on tracks

Fri, 2013-10-25 08:21
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SAN FRANCISCO - Bay Area Rapid Transit trains will be required to slow down, stop or change course as they approach track maintenance workers following the deaths of two inspectors who were struck during a labour strike last weekend, the agency said Thursday.

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