The student news site of Coral Gables Senior High School


The student news site of Coral Gables Senior High School


The student news site of Coral Gables Senior High School


Freebee Transforms Miami’s Transportation System

Irela Montelongo
In Coral Gables, Freebee has upgraded their vehicles to Tesla cars. Passengers can now ride in style throughout the city while saving the environment.

For many teenagers and young adults living in the Coral Gables area, the need for public transportation has become more of a pressing issue. As most residents rely on cars to get them from place to place, those who cannot drive are left with no choice but to use their own two feet. In an effort to improve this inadequate transportation system, Miami officials have partnered with Freebee, a company that offers free, quick door-to-door rides in electric vehicles. As this method of transportation grows in popularity, its benefits become more apparent.

“Freebee has saved me from spending so much money on other transportation systems like Uber and Lyft. I am able to get a fast ride from place to place for absolutely no cost. Ever since I discovered Freebee, I have used it consistently, and I have never been disappointed,” sophomore Zeina Wallace said.

For countless years, the Florida government neglected to improve the public transportation system, thereby exacerbating the ongoing problem. Though metro rail and bus services were initially intended to alleviate this, they instead became part of the problem itself due to a lack of organization, cleanliness and most importantly, reliability. The average rider was never sure that they would arrive at his destination on time or even at all. This caused car sales to skyrocket across the state, as residents found themselves with no other means of traveling from one place to another. Rising gas prices and ever-increasing parking fees add on to this price, making travel by car even more costly. With the newly signed contract between the City of Coral Gables and Freebee, commuters will no longer have to worry about any of these transportation issues.

“Freebee has made it much easier for me to get from one place to another. It’s so relieving to know that I always have a ride available for free. The drivers are really friendly and cooperative, and I have always gotten to where I need to go safely,” sophomore Adriana Garcia said.

Freebee’s innovative approach to transportation, utilizing electric vehicles and on-demand service, provides the public with the perfect way of moving around the city. The process of calling a driver is easy: once the passenger downloads the app, they simply request a ride. The user must also input where they are located and where their destination is, as this will help the app to determine which Freebee driver is available in that area. This increase in efficiency is designed to connect residents throughout a designated portion of the Gables area, as all individuals are able to reach their desired destinations in a stress-free and safe manner. 

“I usually rely on the metro rail to take me around Miami, but recently Freebee has been really convenient. All I have to do is open the app and request a ride, and within 10 minutes I’m on my way to where I need to be. It’s also an environmentally friendly option of transportation, which I really admire,” sophomore Cesar Romero said.

Would you take advantage of the Freebee service in the future?


Sorry, there was an error loading this poll.

The partnership between Coral Gables and Freebee not only enhances mobility, but it also contributes to a greener environment. All Freebee vehicles are electric, so rides do not release any sort of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. This will prove to be beneficial in the long run, as more people make the choice to rely on public transportation. The use of eco-friendly transportation options is far-reaching as it gives younger generations the ability to make a meaningful impact by taking the necessary steps to protect the Earth. With Freebee at their fingertips, they will be able to contribute to creating a more sustainable future with just one click.

“Freebee is a great way to get around without harming the environment. It provides many advantages especially for people who don’t have their own cars or kids who do not have their drivers license yet. Freebee has taken a significant step in improving the overall public transportation system throughout Miami,” sophomore Alyssa Dopico said.

While Florida used to be laughed at by states such as New York and Chicago for its terrible transportation system, things have begun to change thanks to Freebee which has revolutionized the way residents travel throughout the Miami area. This has made it possible for drivers to abandon their reliance on their gas-guzzling cars and to instead travel comfortably while doing their part to save the environment. Freebee’s influence is felt all around the city, promoting environmental sustainability and a sense of community. 

Leave a Comment
About the Contributors
Kate Kuryla
Kate Kuryla, CavsConnect Staff Writer
Kate Kuryla is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program who is excited to return to Cavsconnect for her second year as a staff writer. Aiming to improve since her previous year as a freshman, Kuryla is entering sophomore year with a new mindset. This past summer she was rarely home, as she was traveling to Scandinavia, Turkey and Italy. She definitely came back from her trip part Italian. She loves to try all kinds of food and listen to all types of music, but her favorite artist has to be Lana Del Rey. She hopes that maybe one day Del Rey will come to Miami on tour. When Kate is not doing schoolwork or with her friends and family, you can find her curled up in bed sleeping. She dreams of moving to New York City one day and have a cat to keep her company. Kate does not know what she will major in yet, but she believes it will be either in the medical field or law studies. She’s very indecisive. Hopefully sophomore year will guide her on the right path to success.

Irela Montelongo
Irela Montelongo, CavsConnect Staff Writer
Irela Montelongo is a sophomore at Coral Gables Senior High. She joined CavsConnect in hopes of improving her writing and maybe one day following in the steps of her uncle who is a renowned Cuban author. Irela enjoys being able to express her feelings through her paintings and little clay sculptures in her spare time. She loves spending time outside but she loves it a little extra in the night time... primarily because she loves the way the air smells at night, a smell that reminds her of the bed time witch stories her dad would make up for when she was younger. Irela also enjoys reading in her spare time, mostly about human habits and psychology. Her favorite book right now is called "The four agreements". She loves listening to music and even playing little tunes on her guitar every now and then when she remembers she knows how to play. This year, she hopes to make the best out of even the worst situations and always put forth maximum effort so she will not be left with any "what ifs" at the end of this year.
More to Discover
Donate to CavsConnect

Your donation will support the student journalists of Coral Gables Senior High School. Your contribution will help us cover our annual website hosting costs.

Donate to CavsConnect

Comments (0)

The CavsConnect staff encourages comments and conversation on all of our content. We reserve the right to remove comments that are vulgar, rude, hurtful, or unrelated to the topic.
All CavsConnect Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *