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Waze offers carpool perk for San Diego military commuters

Posted at 6:46 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 21:46:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County service men and women have a new incentive to carpool: free rides with Waze.

The SANDAG iCommute program is collaborating with Waze Carpool and military bases for the deal.

Troops can download the Waze Carpool app and search for a ride to and from work. Military base commuters can choose their carpool companion by searching through profiles to find travelers who live near them and work on base. Those who want to drive can use the app to offer rides and receive $.54 per mile for gas.

“The San Diego region is home to one of the largest military populations in the nation. We are excited to partner with Waze Carpool to ease traffic congestion, help the environment, and give our servicemembers free rides to and from work,” said SANDAG Chair and Del Mar City Councilmember Terry Sinnott.

The free rides will be available to new and existing military carpoolers for one month with no promo code needed.

August: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Naval Base San Diego

September: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

October: Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado

November: Naval Base Point Loma and U.S. Coast Guard