In the Bubbl: Off-Duty Cops Drive New Ride Service

DALLAS -- You've heard of Uber and Lyft, and heck, taxicabs too. But folks in the Park Cities area of Dallas have a new way to get where they're going.  It's called Bubbl.

NewsFix talked to one of Bubbl's founders, retired DPD Deputy Sergeant Craig Miller.

"I think what we've got is something that's never been done," Miller said.

So what makes Bubble different from those other guys?  Well, for one thing, it's not a service you can hail like a taxi - you have to schedule a ride in advance.  But the big difference is in the drivers.

All of Bubbl's cars are driven by off-duty police officers.  There's also a camera installed to ensure riders' safety.

"Whoever's in that vehicle that's driving has been completely vetted," said Miller. "They've been background checked, and they're safe to be in that car."

That's good news for folks like Blair Smith, whose 8th-grade daughter Macrae Bubbls to school in the morning.

"I mean they're transporting our most precious things," Smith said. "As a mom, knowing that we're not the ones doing the driving, it's nice to know that they're off-duty police officers."

But it's not just school kids Bubbl serves.  The service also targets seniors and adults looking for convenient, safe travel.

Said Miller: "We want to supply our service, this white-glove service, to this bubble community."

Miller says they're looking to expand that area, but for now, at least we know folks in the swanky part of Dallas can get from point A to point B safely.