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Ocean City Increases Bus Service Due to More Demand

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 OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City has increased the number of buses in town to make public transportation more enjoyable for riders.

Town of Ocean City officials say last summer's need for more buses, prompted them to increase bus deployments for the 2015 summer season.

On Friday, buses started running every 10 minutes starting at 6:00 a.m. and running until 3:00 a.m., and every 20 minutes between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Steven Bartlett, Operations Manager for the Town of Ocean City's Transportation Department, says last summer they were not meeting the demands of the 10 minute service.

"We have increased the number of buses we are putting out to make sure we can handle the number of passengers ready to ride the bus," Bartlett said. "The buses are leaving the north end of town every 5-7 minutes."

Bartlett says the town has gone from having approximately 135 drivers for the summer to about 178 drivers.

"We have been able to fill those jobs with a good campaign," Bartlett said.

Although town officials remarked the traffic caused major problems Memorial Day weekend, bus officials said they were able to get through it by riding the bus lane for most of the island.

"It worked very well, the numbers of ridership are up, there weren't long wait times," Bartlett said.

The buses will run every 10 minutes for the remainder of the summer season. Bus passes are $3 to ride all day.
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