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'Google ferry' tests service from Alameda to Silicon Valley

'Google ferry' tests service from Alameda to Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is testing a new way for its workers in the East Bay to commute across the bay to the company’s Mountain View headquarters: by ferry. Starting Monday, the agency that operates San Francisco Bay Ferry said Google would provide a trial private ferry service for five days between the Harbor Bay terminal in Alameda and the Port of Redwood City. Last month, Google launched a similar pilot program from San Francisco to quiet growing tensions over buses that transport workers from the city to Silicon Valley. The buses have become a symbol of the tech-driven gentrification in San Francisco that is being blamed for a spike in housing costs and evictions there....

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