Uber Highlights Everyday Boston Heroes

With Marathon Monday just a few days away, the spotlight is shining on Boston’s heroes – from the ordinary citizens who ran towards the tragedy last April 15th to the runners, firefighters, and policemen who shape the soul of our city every day. Boston is a place filled with inspiring individuals, yet it’s easy to go about the hustle and bustle of city life without pausing to think about the stories of the people we encounter. A cab ride is a perfect example.  How often do you wonder about the person driving you to and from your destination? In support of the marathon, Uber is showcasing the heroes they are proud to call their partners.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Uber, it is an iPhone/Android app that lets you tag your location and “order” a professional driver to your side within minutes. You don’t need to worry about handling cash – your fare is automatically billed to your credit card on file with no need to tip.

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I had no idea until recently, but many Uber drivers are firefighters, soldiers, police offers, and teachers who simply partner with Uber to drive in their spare time. For example, John is a former Boston police officer and UberBLACK driver. While driving as an Uber partner during last year’s marathon, he began shuttling people free of charge to safety. Janet is another current UberX driver, retired from 22 years of active duty in the military. We also have another John, a current UberSUV driver with six years active duty in the Navy and nine years in the Navy Reserves.

Uber Boston is giving users the opportunity to request a ride from one of the many inspiring Boston heroes this Saturday, April 19th from 9am to 5pm (EST) by selecting “BostonX” are their car type. You just need to download the app here and swipe all the way to the right to the “BostonX” view and request a car.

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Anyone new to Uber will also receive their first free ride up to $25 by using the code “Bananas14.” This code is redeemable any time, including Saturday and beyond. Hope you take advantage of this and let me know about the inspiring people you’ll meet! Have a great weekend, friends.

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