NFLPA Sets Up Safe Rides Program

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL players union has set up a system to provide safe rides for its members.

The agreement with Uber Technologies allows players to use smartphone technology to connect to reliable drivers. In a statement released Wednesday, the union says the partnership "underscores the NFLPA's ongoing commitment to ensuring its members have access to safe, discreet and professional transportation when they need it."

Beginning this month, NFL players will be able to summon a ride in any of Uber's international locations, including nearly 20 NFL cities and Pro Bowl host Honolulu. Once a ride is requested via Uber's smartphone app, a ride will arrive within minutes.

Uber and the union will distribute personalized key chain cards containing ride credits to every active NFL player.


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