In the Bay Area, the gentrification wars circling around Google employee transport has worsened. A recent agreement will allow the city to charge buses transporting Google employees from San Francisco proper to the Google campus in Mountain View. However, long-time residents have remained irate over the perceived gentrification of their communities and the increase in housing costs. Now, a group styling themselves as the Counterforce are making the fight personal by protesting at the Berkeley home of a Google employee who uses one of the company’s self-driving cars for his work commute. Perhaps in response to these developments, Google announced that it will run a trial ferry service between Alameda and Redwood City.