Miami DDA Launches New Free Downtown Miami Transit Circulator

Credit: Miami DDA.

In collaboration with the rideshare service Freebee, the Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) is enhancing mobility in Miami’s central business district with a new, free, all-electric, fixed-route transit service. This service aims to facilitate downtown access for residents, workers, and visitors by encouraging them to park their vehicles in garages along the route and conveniently visit downtown’s key destinations.

Inaugurated on November 27, this circulator loop includes stops at notable locations such as the Kaseya Center, Miami Worldcenter, the Miami-Dade Government Center, the Brightline MiamiCentral station, and four Metromover stations.

Downtown Circulator 2023.

Downtown Circulator 2023.

City of Miami Commissioner Manolo Reyes, the Miami DDA board chairman, emphasized the importance of expanding transit options in response to Downtown Miami’s growth. He noted that this service enhances connectivity among downtown’s frequently visited locations, promoting easier commuting throughout the urban area.

Freebee’s shuttles, branded with Miami DDA’s logo, will continuously operate along the route. Passengers can hail a vehicle anywhere along the route, book a ride via the Ride Freebee mobile app, or board at a red light or stop sign.

Downtown Circulator 2023.

The service operates at the following times:

– Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
– Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
– Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
– Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

About the Miami Downtown Development Authority

The Miami DDA is an independent City of Miami agency funded by a special tax levy on properties within its district. Governed by a 15-member Board comprising three public appointees and 12 downtown property owners, residents, and/or workers, the agency is responsible for guiding its direction and policy-setting. Committed to fostering downtown Miami’s economic health and vitality, the Miami DDA undertakes business development, planning, capital improvements, and marketing and communication strategies.

About Freebee

Based in South Florida, Freebee is a pioneer in free, on-demand, 100% electric public transportation. Operating a fleet of over 150 electric vehicles, it serves over forty municipalities and campuses in Florida and Virginia. Freebee redefines local mobility and community engagement by delivering more than a million free rides annually. Its service not only offers accessible, eco-friendly transit but also connects people with local destinations, businesses, and the community. Freebee is at the forefront of a new community-centric transportation model.

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3 Comments on "Miami DDA Launches New Free Downtown Miami Transit Circulator"

  1. They already have transit service In that area. What is the point?

  2. Why are we wasting money on an area that already has loads of options?

  3. No more simplistic solutions that appear good in theory but prove impractical in reality. What Miami truly requires are comprehensive mass transit alternatives seamlessly connecting the entire Miami-Miami Beach region, eliminating the need for constant mode-switching. Whether it’s the PeopleMover extension or the metro rail expansion, let’s pursue the most effective option. While electric golf carts may be charming, they remain gridlocked when car-centric individuals, lacking alternatives, attend significant events in the vicinity.

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