Starting Friday, service members and their family members requesting a ride from or within Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., using ride-hailing company Lyft will be matched only with drivers who have self-identified as cleared to make pickups and drop-offs on the base. The new “Base Mode” feature — being offered under a yearlong collaboration between Lyft and Marine Corps Community Services — will only appear to riders within the installation, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune. The new feature, which Lyft says is the first of its kind, is intended to avoid the need for riders to cancel trips if the driver they are matched with does not have base access.
Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels