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File #: 18-0502 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/3/2019 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 12/10/2019 Final action:
Title: DISCUSSION - POINT-TO-POINT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITH FREEBEE- SERVICE UPDATE
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A -Service Area Map
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Ivan Cabrera, AICP, Redevelopment Manager
THROUGH: Renée A. Jadusingh, Esq., CRA Executive Director
DATE: December 10, 2019

Title
DISCUSSION - POINT-TO-POINT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITH FREEBEE- SERVICE UPDATE

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Background:
At the May 14, 2019 CRA Board Meeting, the CRA Board directed CRA staff to prepare an agreement with BeeFree, LLC d/b/a Freebee for the Transportation Services (Point-to-Point).

Freebee began providing Point-to-Point services within the boundaries of the CRA District on September 6, 2019, using five (5) GEM E6 vehicles, and one (1) wheelchair-accessible GEM vehicle. Vehicles have a minimum capacity of five (5) standard passengers and one (1) vehicle has the ability to adjust capacity to provide for one wheelchair passenger.

The purpose of this service is to provide a year-round point-to-point transportation program that will provide the City of Delray Beach residents, visitors, and business employees with a convenient and efficient transportation option and to reduce Downtown traffic and vehicle emissions. In order to encourage visitors and residents to patronize Downtown Delray Beach and increase the tax base within the CRA District, all rides must either commence or terminate within the boundaries of the Downtown Core Area shown in Exhibit A. Also, the agreement with Freebee requires submission of reports to the CRA including number of riders, average waiting time, average trip duration, among other.

Since the inception of the service in September 2019, ridership and number of rides have increased as follows:


Month Ridership % Trips %
September 4,378 2,470
October 6,137 40% 3,584 45%
November TBD TBD

Month Ridership % Trips %
September 4,378 2,470
October 6,137 40% 3,584 45%
November

During this period, we received comments about the service and there were also r...

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