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An orange smoke grenade billows on top of a pile of e-scooters in front of tech commuter buses as activists protest tech company influence in The City and the recent homeless sweeps at 24th and Valencia streets in the Mission District on Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Activists block tech buses with e-scooters in protest

Activists blocked tech commuter buses with piles of e-scooters to protest tech…

 

San Francisco City Hall. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Google bus issue reappears as ‘dark money’ from tech floods into supervisor races

Tech and real estate leaders are spending big on two supervisor races…

 

Teamsters and drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation held a protest on Aug.11 decrying a "sham" union created by the company. The company's drivers will now unionize with the Teamsters. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bauer’s tech shuttle drivers unionize after long battle

Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation is the newest regional tech shuttle company to unionize.…

 

Edward Mason documents a regional commuter shuttle that, he claims, is violating city law at Castro and 24th streets on Wednesday. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Meet the SF man responsible for more than a quarter of all tech bus complaints

Edward Mason is on the hunt, and his target is the elusive…

Edward Mason documents a regional commuter shuttle that, he claims, is violating city law at Castro and 24th streets on Wednesday. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner file photo)

City makes last call for tech shuttle ‘transit hubs’

San Francisco will close its first survey on the controversial “hub model”…

(Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner file photo)
Noe Valley resident Kathy Lipscomb talks during public comment at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors meeting before they approved changes to the commuter shuttle program. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board approves changes to tech commuter shuttle program

San Francisco’s transit agency agreed to modify the commuter shuttle program Tuesday,…

Noe Valley resident Kathy Lipscomb talks during public comment at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors meeting before they approved changes to the commuter shuttle program. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A woman sits on a Facebook commuter shuttle as protesters block buses at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Feb. 9. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Progressive bloc leading on commuter shuttle, affordable housing debates

The political power of San Francisco’s newly formed progressive majority on the…

A woman sits on a Facebook commuter shuttle as protesters block buses at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Feb. 9. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Google Bus’ pilot program nets last-­minute extension

The trial “Google Bus” program will stay in place for a few…

A tech shuttle bus waits at a Muni bus stop on Valencia Street. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors postponed a decision on the future of the so-called “Google Buses” until Feb. 9, when the two sides of the debate are expected to negotiate a compromise. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

‘Google Bus’ future still uncertain

The future of the “Google Bus” in San Francisco remains uncertain as…

A tech shuttle bus waits at a Muni bus stop on Valencia Street. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors postponed a decision on the future of the so-called “Google Buses” until Feb. 9, when the two sides of the debate are expected to negotiate a compromise. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
Demonstrators gather at San Francisco City Hall on May 8, 2015, asking lawmakers for a moratorium on evictions and market-rate housing development in the Mission district. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Latinos to decide who to be pawns of

San Francisco’s working-class Latinos have a veritable catch 22 before them: Do…

Demonstrators gather at San Francisco City Hall on May 8, 2015, asking lawmakers for a moratorium on evictions and market-rate housing development in the Mission district. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s Commuter Shuttle Program, which was made permanent in November, is facing a lawsuit that could require The City to revisit its environmental studies. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Critics file legal challenge of S.F. ‘Google Bus’ program

The City’s new, permanent program to legalize “Google Buses” just netted its…

San Francisco’s Commuter Shuttle Program, which was made permanent in November, is facing a lawsuit that could require The City to revisit its environmental studies. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Motion to throw out ‘Google Bus’ lawsuit denied, suit moves forward

A motion to throw out a lawsuit challenging The City's legalization of…

(Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner

‘Google Bus’ program approved, now permanent part of San Francisco streets

San Francisco, the tech city, now has its first official tech transportation…

Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner
Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner

Fate of ‘Google Buses’ to be debated by transit board

Tomorrow the fate of the notorious “Google Buses” will be decided by…

Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner
(Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

‘Google Bus’ hearing concludes, ruling may come early December

The infamous 'Google Buses' were scofflaws operating in a transportation "wild west,"…

(Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Trial over ‘Google bus’ begins; controversial program slated to become permanent next week

San Francisco’s favorite symbol of gentrification, the Google Bus, is seemingly everywhere:…

(Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
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Number of ‘Google Bus Stops’ grow, even in the west, activists say

Where the “Google buses” go, evictions follow. And those private shuttles are…

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Commuter shuttles for tech companies like Google and Yahoo may become a permanent fixture in San Francisco now that The City's pilot program for the shuttles is nearing completion. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Controversial tech shuttles on road to becoming part of The City’s transit ecosystem

The infamous “Google buses” have drawn ire from all quarters of San…

Commuter shuttles for tech companies like Google and Yahoo may become a permanent fixture in San Francisco now that The City's pilot program for the shuttles is nearing completion. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
Teamsters and shuttle drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation protest against company practices on Aug. 11 at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bauer’s accused of forming ‘sham’ union

A local private bus company’s CEO set up a company-run union to…

Teamsters and shuttle drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation protest against company practices on Aug. 11 at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Teamsters and drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation rally against the company’s intimidation tactics on Tuesday at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Teamsters face first roadblock in unionizing shuttle drivers

Two years ago, San Francisco’s eviction crisis spurred the first Google bus…

Teamsters and drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation rally against the company’s intimidation tactics on Tuesday at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)