Lyft drivers can now choose to accept riders only on specific routes

Ride-hailing service Lyft launched a new feature called Driver Destination on Tuesday that lets Lyft drivers input a route to a destination and only receive ride requests from passengers close to that route who are heading in the same direction.

The feature is different to Lyft Line, which is Lyft’s carpooling service that requires drivers to operate like a taxi, picking up and dropping off people wherever they need to go. Driver Destination lets drivers set a destination beforehand, so they can turn trips they were already going to make into Lyft rides.

The new feature was designed with commuters in mind, allowing drivers to make some extra cash on their drives to and from work.

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