Broken Windows Reported On 5 Tech Buses While On I-280

On Tuesday, the company emailed employees, announcing plans to re-route shuttles between San Francisco and their campus in Cupertino because several buses have had their windows shattered driving on Interstate 280.

However, the companies are recognizable by the colors of the buses like silver for Apple, white for Google and blue for Facebook, according to a Guardian report. It is unclear at this time if rocks are being used but it has been suggested that someone might be using a pellet gun to take out the windows. So far, five buses have been hit, with four of them carrying Apple employees along with one carrying Google staff. Google, too, is rerouting its shuttles from the highway as a result.

The tech giants operate free shuttle services between San Francisco and their offices in Silicon Valley, at least an hour's drive south.

According to California Highway Patrol spokesman Art Montiel, cited in SFGate's coverage, the attacks all took place while the buses were occupied and moving.

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

Early Wednesday evening, CHP told KPIX 5 that there was another earlier incident that happened last Friday involving a chartered bus, but authorities did not say what company operated that bus. The windows on multiple commuter buses have reportedly been smashed, and Apple sent out an internal memo to its employees warning them of the situation. Following the incidents, both the tech firms have rerouted employee buses keeping in mind the safety of their employees. The route change "could mean an additional 30 to 40 minutes of commute time in each direction for some riders", the email explained.

The attacks have forced Apple's shuttle off the highway. They may have no signs on them, but people in the Bay Area recognize them as being used by tech companies. "We're working closely with law enforcement to investigate these incidents", the email said, according to Mashable. No one was injured in any of the attacks.

  • Anthony Vega