Lyft has had a bad habit of riding the coattails of Uber's agreements. Uber passengers pay a premium of like $2-$4 for any ride that originates out of Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes and that other one.... Lyft was just going along with that, not charging passengers, and just picking up people without paying. When I work HHI, I take down my AMP, and switch 100% to Uber. I won't be a part of Lyft's dishonest practices.
There ARE exceptions - IF your passenger has a PRE-ARRANGED pass, you can go to the pass office, and get the pass for free. I think that's only for Sea Pines.
The fees are definitely punitive for Lyft not playing fair.