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Uber honors Veterans Day by offering free rides to service members

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For Veterans Day, ridesharing services Uber will offer free rides to former military service members who need transportation to jobs and job interviews. The program, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, hopes to help with one of the major problems facing veterans, particularly homeless veterans: a lack of transportation. Estimates by the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans put the number of homeless U.S. veterans at 49,000 in 2014, with 68 percent – more than 33,000…

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