• Lyft Now Easier to Use on Camp Pendleton

    Lyft Now Easier to Use on Camp Pendleton0

    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

  • Uber Hopes to Serve Ft. Benning

    Uber Hopes to Serve Ft. Benning0

    Uber launched its ride-hailing service in Columbus, Ga., Tuesday, but the company still is trying to gain access to Fort Benning as well as East Alabama, which lies across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus. Uber has begun working with DOD to gain access to the post, but as of yet there is no specific timeline to get permission, Luke Marklin, the company’s Atlanta general manager, told the Ledger-Enquirer. “We have started at the top and are working our way down,” Marklin said in reference to the department …

  • City Begins Beautification Project at Entrance to Sheppard AFB

    City Begins Beautification Project at Entrance to Sheppard AFB0

    The first phase of a $3.5 million project in Wichita Falls, Texas, to improve the aesthetics of the area outside of Sheppard Air Force Base’s main gate and installation security is nearing completion. The first phase includes demolition of an old hotel and apartments very close to the base’s perimeter that will mitigate a longstanding force protection concern, reported 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs. Other components of the project’s initial phase include property acquisition and asbestos abatement. Work on this phase is expected to be completed next month …

  • Can Installations Accommodate Ride-Sharing Services, Committee Asks

    Can Installations Accommodate Ride-Sharing Services, Committee Asks0

    With the rise in rid-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft in recent years, the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee believes the Pentagon should revisit its rules regarding installation access to accommodate the use of these services by military personnel and civilians, according to directed report language included in its portion of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill. DOD has not issued guidance as to how ride-sharing services should gain access to installations, the panel states …

  • Post’s Community Partners Offer Green Options for Ft. Leonard Wood’s Fleet0

    Two groups that support the mission of Fort Leonard Wood in central Missouri last week displayed several green options for transportation across the post during its Transportation Days event. Sustainable Ozarks Partnership and the Leonard Wood Institute sponsored exhibits for hybrid automobiles, an automated tram system and a vRide vanpooling vehicle at Fort Leonard Wood’s Transportation Days event. Bringing the transit system to the event was intended to provide personnel and workers at the installation an opportunity to see and ride a robotic vehicle …