Looking for a way to get around town without racking up Uber fees? Enter Freebee, a free, on-demand transportation service offered by the City of Fort Pierce and the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency. Freebee launched this past spring as a one-year pilot program, offering free rides around Fort Pierce (during certain hours). The service zone extends from downtown Fort Pierce and across the bridge to the north end of the island on the beach side.
Shyanne Harnage, Fort Pierce’s economic development manager, says Freebee was launched to help connect residential neighborhoods to the waterfront and downtown and historic districts, as well as to alleviate traffic, resolve parking issues, boost the local economy, and assist people who don’t have access to other modes of transportation. Bonus: The vehicles are 100 percent electric, making the city cleaner and quieter. Passengers can download the Ride Freebee app to request a ride (or call 855.918.3733). The service is available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.