Google Shuttle is Wheelchair, Bike Commuter-Friendly


Photo courtesy of 9to5google.com

Photo courtesy of 9to5google.com

Earlier this month, Northern California-based Internet juggernaut Google introduced two new complimentary shuttles at the Caltrain station in Mountain View, California to transport employees to its suburban headquarters each day.

The Morning View Community Shuttle is a free public shuttle that is electric-powered, wheelchair accessible, and equipped with bike racks and Wi-Fi connectivity. The blue and white shuttles make a total of 30 stops and travel past the library, shopping malls, senior and teen community centers, parks, residential neighborhoods, the Caltrain and VTA station and the city’s downtown district on Castro Street, according to a story in the Contra Costa Times.

Google, who launched the two-year pilot program as a way to “sustain its do-gooder image amid rising anxiety over the Bay Area’s real estate prices and economic inequality,” has made no mention of what the service costs the company. According to city records, Google employs more than 11,000 people in Mountain View but only 3,000 of them live there. More than 6,000 others arrive each morning on a corporate fleet of about 140 luxury buses that transport workers from San Francisco, the East Bay and other parts of the Bay Area.

In addition to the free Google shuttle, the internet giant also launched a second free shuttle to “get commuters out of their cars on their way to tech campuses in the North Bayshore District.” The cost of the MVGo buses will be shared by six companies including LinkedIn, Intuit, and Samsung, and Google.

Thrifty Medical Supply is Your Neighborhood Medical Supply Store

Live in or planning a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area and need to rent a medical device or mobility equipment? Thrifty Medical Supply can help. The team at Thrifty Medical Supply has been helping folks in the region live a more comfortable and healthy life by providing the highest quality medical solutions. They offer the very best medical and mobility products, including wheelchairs, walkers, power chairs, scooters, hospital beds, ramps, patient lifts, and more. The experienced staff is committed to providing its clients with the absolute best in customer service and quality and is willing to make every effort to ensure their experience is as pleasant and efficient as possible.

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1 comments
Audrey Greenwood
Audrey Greenwood

My goodness, you'd think that a limousine like this would be more suited to a scene from a movie! It looks a bit too loud for me and I don't think I'd want to sit in one of these in real life unless I'd won some contest haha! I can actually see guys renting it out for a bachelor's night though..