Your Boston Heroes Are Arriving Now
This weekend, people will come together from all over the globe to celebrate human perseverance in the city of champions.
In the spirit of the Boston Marathon, we’d like to show appreciation to some of the amazing drivers that have been helping Bostonians get around the city over the past year.
Get picked up by a local hero within the Boston community, yet another reason that our city has always been revered as the City upon a Hill.
- Saturday, 4/19, from 9am to 5pm EST, you’ll be able to request a ride on BostonX.
- Simply open up your app and swipe all the way right to the “BostonX” view and request a car.
- All BostonX rides are at uberX rates.
Who’s Driving You:
Public Safety Officers
School Bus Drivers
Air Force Airmen
Jenn joined the US Navy in the early 2000’s as a PO3 Electronics Technician and was enlisted during 9/11. She is now a small business owner. Jenn drives uberX.
Frantz teaches computer skills to at-risk youths, provides health education services, and mentors children with Autism in the greater Boston area. When he is not in the classroom, Frantz drives uberX.
John has been a Boston firefighter for 26 years. He is also an EMT and a photographer. John traded his 24-hour on-duty shift to be part of BostonX. John drives UberBlack.
Jean worked 8 years as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service. Now, he drives a school bus. When he’s not driving children to and from school each day, Jean drives uberX.
Uber and United Way
Want to give back to the Boston community with us? We’ve partnered with United Way so that every Uber rider can contribute to the growth and well-being of Boston!
Share the code ThisIsOurCity with anyone who hasn’t tried Uber yet to give them $20 off of their first ride. For every new Uber Bostonian that applies and rides with that code between now and April 28th, we’re contributing $20 to United Way on behalf of the rider community!
Together, our support of United Way will ensure stronger community growth, richer youth education, and a bolstered financial stability for New England families. Find out more about how you can help here!
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