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Facebook plans new bus stop to meet growing transit needs

Original post made on Nov 1, 2018

Facebook is proposing to build a new bus stop to better accommodate the significant number of buses and trams it uses to get its employees to and from work and around its campuses.

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Posted by JUlie Armitano
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 1, 2018 at 10:30 am

That's going to be a great idea.

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Posted by Dusty Roads
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:24 am

Anything that reduces the number of their buses lined up along the Dumbarton Bridge is great. Those huge buses are really tearing up that strip where they park and wait. In the dry summer months the huge dirt/dust clouds they raise slowly erodes the soil by the side of the road. It is going to be one big muddy mess once the rains finally come. Will Facebook pay to restore the eroded soil or for street sweeping for all the dirt and mud that their buses track onto the roadway? Perhaps they should look at paying for the installation of parking pads suitable for buses to park on in this area. The dirt roadside in this area was never intended for all these mega buses to use as a staging area.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 1, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Company busses on freeways and major routes are great. Please don’t route them through our neighborhoods, smaller/narrow streets. Some of us are in normal-sized cars, and we can’t see around/ahead of these massive, looming vehicles. I’ve seen private large busses (from an array of owners/users, not just apparent Google busses) turn tight corners verrry slowly with delay/difficulty, again obstructing regukar-sized traffic.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2018 at 1:30 pm

This proves to me that people are willing to use transit if it is efficient and works well as an alternative to solo driving.

Facebook along with other FANG companies can do it for their own employees because of their size. It is now evident that VTA, SamTrans, etc. should be following suit.

We need efficient, comfortable, affordable bus services, dedicated shuttles, etc. and we need them for everyone not just the FANG employees.