Score a Free Ride Around PGH with the #PurpleCar

Sometimes getting around Pittsburgh can be a real pain.

Knowing which bridge or tunnel to take, and when, is a science that takes many years to master. You’ll have to grapple with the gridless layout around downtown. All the while perfecting the three-lane merge in 300 feet or less. Good times!

Sure you could pedal your way around Pittsburgh in one of those snazzy new bike lanes. Of course if you’re heading to work, a meeting or a dinner date arriving drenched in sweat might not ideal.

Oh well! Looks like you’ll be leaving an hour early and paying too much for a parking spot. A spot that will take too long to find, meaning you’ll still end up arriving late. Bummer.

Free Uber rides for everyone

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Here’s a better idea. Skip the planning, parking, and pain in the rear end that is navigating around Pittsburgh. Take an Uber instead.

Not any Uber, either. Hop in the #PurpleCar for a free ride up to $25.

Yes, you read that correctly. Use that smartphone of yours to score an Uber ride at no cost, courtesy of UPMC Health Plan. It’s all part of the #PurpleCar promotion, aimed at drawing attention to the fact that many people are focused on other things while behind the wheel. Taking this free ride is a safe alternative to distracted driving.