Retired Fort Drum solider Robert McQueen drives for each Uber and Lyft. He does not go on publish to select passengers up, however says others do,with army IDs.
Fort Drum, although, has no settlement with Uber and Lyft to permit drivers on publish. So McQueen thinks there ought to be what’s referred to as a “geo-fence” on each journey sharing apps.
A “geo-fence” units up a digital perimeter, making it unattainable for passengers on Fort Drum to request a experience and drivers to see passengers on submit by way of the Uber or Lyft app.
“That would alleviate a lot of the problems with getting the ride requests out of Drum and it would be a good interim solution until an agreement is finally reached,” stated McQueen.
McQueen believes this can trigger frustration amongst drivers and passengers they usually’ll attain out to each Uber and Lyft, which in flip, will make the experience sharing corporations attain out to Fort Drum.
Josh Gold, Uber’s coverage director for New York, says the corporate is engaged on speaking to the Department of Defense about having entry on army installations across the nation, not simply Fort Drum.
“This is not something we’re gonna rush. We’re trying to figure out a solution with the DOD and with others to make sure that we can find a solution that works for Fort Drum, but also works at other installations around the country,” stated Gold.
We reached out to the Department of Defense. Officials say it is as much as every army set up to provide you with insurance policies for Uber and Lyft.
Officials with Uber, Lyft, and Fort Drum say there’s been no dialogue but about getting drivers on submit and there is no indication of when that may occur.