OC’s May Bus Ridership Soars

OCEAN CITY – The Town of Ocean City bus service experienced a dramatic increase in ridership in May, transporting a total of 318,501 passengers. This marked an increase of 13.35 percent over May of 2007.

"We are very pleased to see more passengers taking advantage of this convenient service," said George Thornes, Ocean City Transportation Superintendent.

The 13.35-percent increase in May ridership meant buses carried over 42,500 more passengers during the month verses the same time period a year ago when 275,977 passengers rode the bus. The town expects to see June ridership also increasing over last year’s numbers.

Municipal buses run on a 10-minute schedule from 6 a.m. to noon; every five to seven minutes from noon until 3 a.m.; and every 20 minutes from 3-6 a.m.

Passengers can ride on Ocean City buses for just $2 a day. Discount coupon books are available. The discount coupon books give passengers 20 tickets for $15. Two tickets earns the passenger a Coastal Highway daily pass and one ticket is good for a daily pass to ride the shuttle operating to and from the West Ocean City Park & Ride. The Park and Ride shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. until 3 a.m.