Riding the Google Bus

“In Silicon Valley, a region known for some of the worst traffic in the nation, Google, the Internet search engine giant and online advertising behemoth, has turned itself into Google, the mass transit operator. Its aim is to make commuting painless for its pampered workers–and keep attracting new recruits in a notoriously competitive market for top engineering talent.

The company now ferries about 1,200 employees to and from Google daily–nearly one-fourth of its local work force–aboard 32 shuttle buses equipped with comfortable leather seats and wireless Internet access. Bicycles are allowed on exterior racks, and dogs on forward seats, or on their owners’ laps if the buses run full.”

Okay, this is just a brilliant thing for Google to do. The full article is worth a read.

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