Park-And-Ride Fare Hike Hearing Set

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing at its Monday, March 5 meeting to seek public comment on a proposal to raise the fare for the shuttle that operates between the West Ocean City Park & Ride and the South Transit Station in downtown Ocean City.

A fare increase from the current $1 ride-all-day to a $3 ride-all-day or $1 per boarding, which is the current fare structure of the Coastal Highway bus service, is being considered due to decreases in bus fare revenue and higher operating costs of the municipal bus service. The West Ocean City Park & Ride shuttle service operates from May through September.

The location of the public hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Any individual who requires special assistance to participate in the public hearing should contact Dianna Davis at 410-723-2174, at TTD 410-723-3636, 10 days prior to the hearing in order for Ocean City Transportation to make necessary arrangements.  

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.