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Monday, February 3, 2014

Google Sea Bus: Tech Company Expands Private Ferry Service to East Bay Workers

Posted By on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 8:50 AM

click to enlarge Google employee gentrifying the San Francisco Bay - SCREEN-GRAB VIA ABC NEWS
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  • Google employee gentrifying the San Francisco Bay

Seeing how challenging it's been for protesters to block ferries as they do buses, Google has gone ahead and expanded its ferry service to East Bay workers who don't feel like weathering the roads -- or the negative attention.

Starting today, Google employees living in the East Bay can hop the ferry between Alameda's Harbor Bay terminal and Redwood City. According to ABC News, the East Bay-Silicon Valley water route is a week-long trial to see how many Google employees will actually boat to work.

Last month, Google launched the new private ferry service in San Francisco, shuttling employees to work in style aboard the 149-seat Triumphant at $50 per docking.

That's a hell of a lot more than the $1 the corporate Google shuttles buses are paying to "dock" their coaches at Muni stops in San Francisco.

No word on how these corporate ferries are affecting the waterways for the rest of us average people.

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