Electric Transit Vehicle Proposed for Upper Matecumbe Key
At the July 19, 2018 Village Council meeting, there was a presentation from Freebee, a company that provides a transportation service free to the public with environmentally friendly electric vehicles. Freebee is proposing an on-request transit service for Upper Matecumbe Key, a service that would reduce the number of vehicles on the road and provide visitors with a "green" alternative to visit local shops and restaurants. On its website, Freebee describes its transit solution as "a fun, alternative transportation option."
A pilot program utilizing Freebee as a transportation solution for Upper Matecumbe Key was discussed as well as the possibility of expanding the service area if the pilot program is successful. No decisions have yet been made whether to move forward with the pilot program.