SANDAG and Waze Carpool partner up to make military commutes free

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Military service members in San Diego can now get free rides to and from military bases through SANDAG and Waze Carpool’s joint Military Carpool Incentive program.

The San Diego Association of Governments announced Monday that it is partnering up with Waze Carpool to help ease traffic congestion and give back to San Diego’s military community.

“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.

Now through November, Waze Carpool will offer free commutes to and from these military bases for one month each:

• 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

No promotional codes are required.

Waze Carpool is also reimbursing drivers for military commutes, making it free for everyone involved. Drivers will receive up to $0.54 per mile for picking up others commuting to or from a base.

Carpoolers can also take advantage of regional carpool benefits like HOV and Express Lanes, Park & Ride lots, and the Guaranteed Ride Home program.

For more information about the promotion, or to download the Waze Carpool app, visit

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