I'm not sure how I feel about an Office Bus, but the University of Applied Arts in Vienna's Creative DNA Austria program--chaired by none other than Hartmut Esslinger--has put forth a pretty good argument, and concept work, for why one should exist.
There are about 260.000 commuters in greater Vienna each workday with an average journey time of 48 minutes. About 56% of these commuters exclusivly make use of passenger cars. This means a sizeable environmental pollution as well as negative effects on traffic and loss of time, since the time spent in a car is mostly non-productive. All previous efforts to delimitate the number of commuters, such as teleworking were to no avail, it's constantly rising in most european cities.
To solve the problems of pollution and loss of time as well as increase of traffic volume is our challenge. We accomplish this by providing a means of transportation, which allows the commuters to pool up on the one hand and benefit from the use of journey time.
And by "benefit," they mean "work."
Could Pam and Jim have fallen in love between stops? Could Keanu and Sandra have defused a bomb with the distraction of fax machines and Dwight's kooky hi-jinks? Questions we'll have to wait for the future to answer. In the meantime you can read about the Office Bus concept here.