Now, it appears as though one or more people are targeting these commuter buses and attacking them with what Apple believes to be pellet guns.
Apple's decision to build a data center in Reno in 2012 kickstarted a wave of big-name tech projects coming to the Reno area, as well as a new approach to economic development.
The union representing shuttle drivers who drove two of the Apple buses struck Tuesday, Teamsters Local 853, described the incidents as a "pellet gun attack" in a statement.
Some of the buses were headed north, others were headed south, but they all were hit on I-280 between state routes 84 and 85, a section of roadway that spans San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
At least four shuttles have been attacked between 12-16 January. This change in routes could mean an additional 30-45 minutes of commute time in each direction for some riders. The safety of their employees is their first priority as they are working closely with law enforcement to examine these incidents and they will notify their employees as soon as the coaches will be returned to regular route, as said by the company. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Four buses carrying Apple employees and one bus carrying Google employees were targeted.
Vandals damaged and charter buses carrying employees to and from work in California's Silicon Valley in recent days, police said on Thursday. It's unclear if the attack, which broke a window on the bus, was carried out by the same perpetrator. In 2014, protesters climbed and vomited on top of a Yahoo bus.
Interestingly, the buses aren't exactly marked out as Apple or Google but can still be made out from their distinctive color scheme.
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