San Francisco approves employee shuttle rules

January 21, 2014 • Business

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, right, speaks in favor of employee shuttles Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, before the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority board of directors at a SFMTA meeting at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco officials voted in favor of a proposal to start regulating employee shuttles for companies like Google, Facebook and Apple, charging a fee for those that use public bus stops and controlling where they load and unload. Private shuttle buses have created traffic problems, blocking public bus stops during peak commute hours. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City transportation officials approved a new pilot plan Tuesday to regulate private employee shuttles operated by tech giants such as Facebook and Google and charge a fee for the vehicles to use public bus stops.

The shuttles, which transport thousands of workers each day around the city and to Silicon Valley, have for some become a symbol of economic inequality and rising Login to read more

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