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Reported Attacks On Silicon Valley Prompt Google, Apple Shuttle Buses To Reroute

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Eric Lieberman Deputy Editor
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Shuttle buses that serve as transit for Apple and Google employees are now being forced to reroute after a string of alleged attacks broke the vehicles’ windows in recent weeks.

Certain people at Apple believe someone is purposefully destroying their buses, which transport people from San Francisco to its headquarters in Cuptertino, with perhaps BB guns or rocks, according to Gizmodo. There are at least five Apple shuttles with significant damage, while nearby Greyhound bus services have not reported similar incidents, reports SFGate.

At least one Google bus has also been vandalized.

No signifiers exist on the vehicles for the average passerby to really know for what and who they are used. But California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel, who is investigating the matter with other law enforcement officials, says “it appears that they’re going after the unmarked tech buses,” according to SFGate.

Due to the potential targeting, the two tech giants decided to alter the usual routes, causing “an additional 30-45 minutes of commute time in each direction,” according to an email from “The Apple Commute Team” obtained by Mashable.

Google and Apple did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment in time for publication.

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