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Google offers ferry service

Original post made on Jan 9, 2014

For the past few days, a number of Google workers living in San Francisco have been getting to and from their offices in Mountain View by boat -- at least most of the way.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 9, 2014, 12:54 PM

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Posted by Gusto
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

In a related story, Facebook is evil.


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Posted by gentrified
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 9, 2014 at 9:17 pm

it must be cheaper to run ferries than to pay SF 100k


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Posted by Jim Neal
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Jim Neal is a registered user.

I find it amusing that SF and other cities are constantly screaming for employers to provide alternatives to people driving solo to and from work and then as soon as one employer implements an effective solution, they want to tax it!!! I guess it just goes to show that it really isn't about global warming, it's about global taxation.


Jim Neal
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Posted by MVResident67
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Just wondering...

...does google allow/encourage telecommuting and, if not, why not?


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Posted by PA Resident
a resident of another community
on Jan 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

I have a suggestion and would like to see if people would think it might work.

How about hovercrafts? They do not need a dredged waterway and do not need a dock as they can use a slipway as they hover over water rather than sit in water. They are fast and efficient, can carry a large number of people as well as cars and bicycles. Could Google start using hovercrafts to Mountain View instead of ferries that end in Redwood City.

Here is the wiki article about hovercrafts. Web Link

The passenger service between the Isle of Wight and the mainland in Britain seems to be a similar type of service except that is a sea Bay rather than our inland Bay.