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OC Council Looks At Eliminating $1 Bus Fare

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - Summer is still months away, but some may be paying more to ride buses in Ocean City.

Council members are looking at eliminating one-way fares for riders, which currently cost one dollar. Instead, a $3 all-day pass, which is already available, would become the only option.

Town officials are projecting a 25 percent decrease in riders, but close to $500,000 more in revenue.

"It's supposed to be an increase in revenue," said councilman Brent Ashley. "However, if you're decreasing your ridership, you're adding more congestion and cars to our streets. I'm not sure that I'm ready to make that tradeoff."

Ashley says he'll speak with business owners and summer workers before making a decision. A public hearing is scheduled for May 19th.

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