Posted by Ellen Murray, a resident of another community, on Jan 24, 2013 at 9:08 am
The suggestion by the Mountain View City Council that Google create
a local rapid-transit shuttle service between its headquarters, NASA,
and Downtown Mountain View is excellent. A privately-financed system
would work wonders for the traffic that will ensue if Google's real
estate expansion plans go into effect.
I assume that such a system would be privately financed by Google (and NASA, should NASA agree) and would be available to all potential riders in
the area -- whether or not they are going to the workplace. Moreoever,
creating a Google-financed rapid transit system would requre approval
by the City Council -- but would NOT need lengthy approval processes
by the public and would NOT cost our citizenry tax dollars.