FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN MIAMI: YES, WE HAVE
Can you imagine getting around in the city, in an electric bus, with air conditioned, wifi, clean and for free? Or touring through several neighborhoods in a vintage tram, also air conditioned, clean, with wifi and free, too? Here in Miami, it's possible!
There are two modalities of free transport. The Trolley and the Metromover.
The Trolley is a super cute and vintage tram. It has the whole interior in wood, very nice. And, to request a stop, the system is that good old, pulling the cord. This minibus is super clean, the drivers are very friendly, has wifi and air conditioning. In front, there is a support to put bikes, so you can take your bike with you! There are seven routes available: Allapattah, Biscayne, Brickell, Coral Way, Health District, Stadium and Overtown. The hours of operation, the stops, the routes and the time between a bus and another, you find on the site or in the Trolley app. It's super easy to use, and it still has the option to put alarms, to be warned that your Trolley is on the way! Perfect, right?
The other modality is the Metromover. I use it a lot, because I live in Brickell and it isn't a big deal to get the car out of the garage to drive around the neighborhood. It's a tip for those who come from other areas, such as Miami Beach, for example, leave the car in a public garage and get around in this monorail, by the Centre. There are three integrated lines that connect with the Metro in Government Center station and in the Brickell Station. The Inner Loop line, runs only in Downtown. The Omni Loop, connect Downtown with the School Board. And, the Brickell Loop connects Downtown with Brickell, Financial district. The time between one and the other is just 3 minutes in normal times, in peak periods, reduced to 90 seconds. Awesome!
As availability is great and the intervals between a transport and other are very small, hardly you will get one of them crowded. So, it's a super tip for hanging out in Miami, well accommodated, without tiring, without heat, with wifi and, yet, without spending! That’s a really big deal!