Hop Aboard the Google Bus Stephen Fung March 11, 2007 Silicon Valley is probably the most traffic congested area in the nation. In an effort to go greener and to help employees negotiate the rush hours with less stress, the company is offering the Cadillac of Bus Service free to its staff: 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. Riders can sign up to receive alerts on their computers and cell phones when buses run late. They also get to burnish their green credentials, not just for ditching their cars, but because all Google shuttles run on biodiesel. Oh, and the shuttles are free. Damn. That’s pretty darn sweet. Beats falling asleep at the wheel and spilling coffee on yourself. Too bad its for Google Employees only :( Source: CNET News Share This With The World!