Uber, NFL Players Association Launch ‘Uber Rides’ Program
Uber prides itself on finding creative solutions to difficult challenges and today we’re announcing an exciting partnership with the NFL Players Association that leverages our technology platform to create a safer environment for players and their communities during the 2013-14 NFL season.
As part of this innovative alliance, every active NFL player will receive a personalized keychain card containing credits that can be used to summon a high-end ride in any of Uber’s international locations, including nearly 20 U.S. NFL team cities and Pro Bowl host Honolulu. They’ll also receive new rider gift cards for friends and family to promote responsibility to those closest to them.
The partnership underscores the NFLPA’s ongoing commitment to ensuring its members have access to safe, discreet and professional transportation when they need it and highlights Uber’s dedication to providing high-quality service to people all over the world who desire reliable rides without sacrificing style.
NFLPA Player Representatives will be sharing the details of the program with all active players during the month of September. For more information, click here to read the Uber-NFLPA press release.
We have developed a new pilot program – Xchange Leasing – which is a leasing option administered by an Uber subsidiary and designed to fit with the flexibility that drivers value most. The Xchange lease is one of a kind, and offers value that traditional auto leases do not provide. Unlike most multi-year leases that have high fees for early termination, drivers who participate in Xchange for at least 30 days will be able to return the car with only two weeks notice, and limited additional costs. The program allows for unlimited mileage and the option to lease a used car, with routine maintenance also included.
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New technologies are creating opportunities no one could have imagined. To understand Uber’s place in that trend, we commissioned a survey of our driver-partners and put together a comprehensive analysis.