San Francisco Aims to Tame Techie Transit

Tired of the private shuttles ferrying tech workers to Silicon Valley campuses clogging city streets and illegally using 250 city bus stops, San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency has proposed a plan for regulating their operation.

"On weekdays, private busses shuttle roughly 35,000 workers from San Francisco to tech companies across Silicon Valley," writes Bill Bradley. "They’re often outfitted with Wi-Fi and other amenities you would never imagine on public transit. But in response to the chaos that these shuttles are bringing to public bus stops, Muni has proposed an 18-month test period during which it and the private operators will share 100 stops."

"The proposal is basically asking the shuttles to play nice: Use these specific 100 stops, don’t sit there for too long and do your best to stay out of the way. There will be a still-undetermined fee, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which seems like a step in the right direction."

Full Story: Playing Nice with the Nerds: San Francisco Tries to Rein In Private Shuttle Buses


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