As of July 2021, theTown of Miami Lakes is expanding its Freebee eco-friendly and electric ridesharing service! The Town applied for and secured the Public Transit Service Development Grant provided by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to assist in funding the expansion. Based on Freebee’s popularity and reliability, the Town’s populous demand for Freebee far exceeds the current program’s availability. By adding an additional Freebee XL ADA accessible van, the Town will expand the hours of operation, routes, fleet, and transportation options to reduce peak hours traffic congestion, carbon emissions, and meet the growing demand for Freebee services for people of all ages and abilities.
Our residents and commuters can now enjoy a free on-demand connection from Town Hall, or Picnic Park West, to the Palmetto Metrorail Station and vice-versa from Monday to Friday, 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM, and during afternoon peak hours from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
As of July 12, 2021,the new hours of Freebee operations:
- Monday to Thursday from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- Friday from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Saturday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
You can request Freebee rides by using the smart phone app, or by calling to (855) 918-3733
The Town is adding a second ADA accessible van to its Freebee fleet and expanding routes and schedule. Riders may connect from Town Hall or Picnic Park West for free trips to the Palmetto Metrorail Station and back to the starting points, Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Normal business hours for our Freebee operations on Miami Lakes are from Monday - Thursday, 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Riders may request Freebee using a smartphone app or by calling 855-918- 3733.
HOW TO USE FREEBEE?
All you need to do is request this service on your smartphone through the Ride Freebee app following these easy steps:
Step 1: Download the app at www.ridefreebee.com
Step 2: Use the app to Request a Ride
Step 3: Select your Destination
Step 4: Confirm your Pickup, and
Step 5: Enjoy the Ride!
MORE ABOUT FREEBEE
It’s a fun, green, and free travel option currently available in Miami’s most popular neighborhoods, including Miami Beach. Our users request rides through a sophisticated, custom mobile app and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience on their way to a destination of choice in branded electric ‘Freebee’ cars. www.ridefreebee.com
For information about our Transportation Initiatives, please visit https://www.miamilakes-fl.gov/transportation, please contact Michael Zayas-Morales, the Transportation Planning Manager, at Zayas-MoralesM@miamilakes-fl.gov or (305) 364-6100.
The Town of Miami Lakes is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1.B. For information on the Town of Miami Lakes Title VI Program, visit the Title VI Information page.
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Message from Transportation Planning Manager, Michael Zayas:
“I wanted to express my most sincere thank you to all of our residents that took the time to fill out this survey. The information provided is valuable for the Transportation Department to keep Miami Lakes #GrowingBeautifully. My goal, aligned with the Town’s Strategic Plan, is to implement transportation strategies that are environmental, financial, and transportation sustainable.”
For questions or comments please contact Michael via email at email@example.com.