Apple and Google reroute employee shuttle buses after attacks

Posted January 20, 2018

Due to the potential targeting, the two tech giants chose to alter the usual routes, causing "an additional 30-45 minutes of commute time in each direction", according to an email from "The Apple Commute Team" obtained by Mashable. The buses suffered broken windows.

The report quoted Montiel as saying that if someone has targeted the buses, they will be on screen soon; they can not hide themselves for so long.

He says the objects were rocks or pellet guns.

Buses carrying Google and Apple employees from San Francisco to their respective headquarters buildings in Mountain View and Cupertino have been attacked, according to multiple sources.

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Apple's decision to build a data center in Reno in 2012 kickstarted a wave of big-name tech projects coming to the Reno area, as well as a new approach to economic development.

Buses chartered by Silicon Valley tech giants like Google, Apple, and Facebook have sparked heated debates and protests in the past, with activists arguing that companies should be fined for picking up employees at city bus stops without paying taxes and disrupting San Francisco public transportation. This change in routes might add 30-45 minutes to commute time in each direction for some riders.

Since-deleted post from Twitter user describing shuttle attack.

"As always, the safety of our employees is our first priority", the email reads.

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Following the incidents Apple sent an e-mail to its employees, saying that its coaches had been temporarily rerouted.

According to Mashable, Apple employees were informed about the route variation in an email on Tuesday night. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The additional travel time is due to rerouting the charter buses used for the drive and is necessitated by protesters attacking the buses.

At least one Google bus has also been vandalized.

Officer Art Montiel, of the CHP, confirmed to Mashable that his agency is working with Apple to investigate, and that there have been several reports of an "unknown object" breaking shuttle windows. We have reached out to Apple for comment.

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"These buses transport employees for these companies so they are usually full".