Bauer’s Provides Rides to Google Employees

Posted on April 4, 2007 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — The perks of working at Google Inc. are the envy of Silicon Valley. Unlimited amounts of free, chef-prepared food at all times of the day. A climbing wall, a volleyball court, and two lap pools. On-site car washes, oil changes, and haircuts, not to mention free doctor checkups.

But the biggest perk is the morning Limo Shuttle commute. Google will not discuss the cost of the program, which it operates through Bauer's Limousine & Transportation Service, a private transportation company in San Francisco owned by NLA Second Vice President, Gary Bauer. But the shuttles appear to be having the desired effect on recruiting.

The company now shuttles about 1,200 employees to and from Google daily, nearly one-fourth of its local workforce, 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.

The shuttles, which carry up to 37 passengers each and display no sign suggesting they carry Googlers, have become a fixture of local freeways. They run 132 trips every day to some 40 pickup and drop-off locations in more than a dozen cities, crisscrossing six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area and traveling more than 7,000 miles.

Source: New York Times

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