February 4th, 2014
08:54 PM ET

Google's shuttle buses draw ire of Bay area protesters

Bay area residents are protesting Google commuters, specifically the shuttle buses that transport their workers from San Francisco to Google's offices in Silicon Valley.

Google bus stunt reveals tensions in San Francisco

Why are San Francisco residents so angry about these shuttles?

Offered as a free employee perk by Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo and other companies, the large buses have become a symbol of income inequality here and a lightning rod for resentment.

Critics say young well-paid tech workers are taking up a disproportionate share of the bay area housing and driving up already astronomical real estate prices.

Rent increases in San Francisco are outpacing the nation. The average price is more than $3,000 per month.

CNN's Dan Simon has the story OutFront.

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