Google has set it up so that the All-American Marine Triumphant ferry as part of a trial. Google made a deal with a private company to transport employees on high-speed ferries.
The catamaran is known as “The Triumphant.” The ferry carries up to 149 passengers and is going to run four trips per day. Two trips will be in the morning and two will be in the veining.
“We certainly don’t want to cause any inconvenience to SF residents, and we’re trying alternative ways to get Googlers to work,” stated a Google spokesperson in a statement sent to CNET.
Google has been criticized from San Francisco residents by offering a shuttle service to and from Silicon Valley. The protesters believe that rent is rising due to highly paid tech workers that have moved into the city. Rent prices and home prices increased substantially near bus pick up and drop off locations.
The buses pick up passengers at stops that are intended for the official public transportation spots without paying the city. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will be charging the tech buses for stopping at those locations though.
Google is going to pay the Port of San Francisco for each ferry docking.