OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Residents have a new way to get around the city of Kissimmee — and it’s free.
What You Need To Know
- City of Kissimmee invests in free transportation service
- Four Teslas are available to residents to use to get around
- Residents are able use the service to get to several locations around Osceola County
- The service starts March 13. For more information, head here.
The city has invested $402,390 in electric vehicles to help shuttle people around specific locations in Osceola County.
The city has agreed to try the service for one year with Freebee, a company based in south Florida.
Four Tesla’s and one compliant van for disabled riders are available for people to get transportation from the SunRail to other locations within the service area.
The ride sharing service will take riders to Valencia college, the Osceola County Courthouse, administration buildings and the rest of downtown.
Anyone can download the Freebee app on their phone and start using the service.
Things you should know about Freebee Kissimmee:
- Free for anyone using the service.
- Available from 6:30 a.m. — 8 p.m., with flexibility during special events.
- Call for a ride by downloading the Freebee app. Or call for a car at 855-918-3733.
- Takes riders anywhere in the service area of Kissimmee.
Chris Walker of Freebee has been training new drivers for the service and says it’s very easy to use.
“With just pulling out your phone or just making a phone call, you can connect with a driver easily to get you exactly where you’re going, very easily,” said Walker.
Diana Rivera Pinto works for Kissimmee Main Street, a liaison for small businesses in the area.
She sees a big need for residents and those coming to Kissimmee by the train.
“I think a lot of people coming off SunRail for medical appointments or individuals who live close to the area, but it’s too far to walk, especially when you talk about Florida heat,” said Pinto.
The city of Kissimmee got the idea of Freebee transit from other Florida cities with the same service.
Freebee is in 30 other cities around the state of Florida. The free transportation is available to all riders starting on March 13.
For more information and to find out where Freebee is available across Florida, go to https://ridefreebee.com/.