San Francisco to charge fee for tech company buses

Jan 07, 2014

San Francisco will charge technology and other companies a fee for using public bus stops for their employee shuttle buses.

Mayor Ed Lee and other city leaders joined Google, Facebook, Apple and other companies Monday to announce a to charge a fee based on the number of stops each shuttle provider makes.

The shuttles have become a symbol of inequality for people concerned over the city's rising housing costs, which they blame on the region's tech boom. Protesters have blocked and vandalized the buses.

While the shuttles create some traffic problems by blocking stops during commute hours, Lee says they reduce gridlock and pollution by removing thousands of cars from roads each day.

The city's transportation board votes on the proposal Jan. 21.

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MR166
not rated yet Jan 22, 2014
This just shows how boundless liberal jealousy is. Here is a perfectly "Green" solution to a problem which is being solved by private enterprise and they are taxing it.

Liberal hypocrisy is astounding. They think nothing of using taxpayer money to install useless electric car charging stations but tax something that actually reduces emissions.

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