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San Francisco Imposes Fee on Tech Buses


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In a December protest, activists surround a Google bus at 24th and Valencia streets.
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In a December protest, activists surround a Google bus at 24th and Valencia streets.

San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency approved a pilot program on Tuesday to regulate controversial private commuter shuttle services in the city, including buses chartered by tech companies like Google and Apple. The city will now charge $1 per stop in a public bus stop. But the decision did not appease some critics of the buses, which have become symbols of income inequality amid the tech boom.

Host: Thuy Vu

Guests:

  • C.W. Nevius, metro columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Tim Redmond, editor for 48Hills.org, a new online publication covering San Francisco, and former executive editor of the San Francisco Bay Guardian

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