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  •  Although a standard service with fewer stops (5+ / 0-)

    and pickups would seem to be more reasonable, it sounds as if the transportation service itself (which is why their orientation was "Customers" instead of tech company employees") is doing it's standard business drive: grow exponentially, darn the impacts beyond their individual profits.

    So, it's really up to the tech corporations to reign this in, which would force their employees to consider the need for commuter parking lots, etc. - i.e., some form of transport that gets them farther away from their residence, perhaps, but which would be less clogging to the local traffic routes.

    The notion that businesses cater to these folks is an inevitable component of marketing to the highest-paying customers who seek your product mentality, and unfortunately has hit locales everywhere in the USA.  It would require a loud and visible percentage of locals in your district to push back on their planning boards, representatives, etc. to keep that in check, I feel - because, that's fully against the accepted norm, as you imply.  I wish the capitalist world viewed what was of value beyond making more money and controlling everything in one's reach for private desires, with few effective restraints in place for town planning to curb such things in many cases.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 10:48:40 AM PDT

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