Ocean City considering changes to parking
OCEAN CITY, Md. – The discussion over Ocean City’s parking and parking rates continues.
The Ocean City Parking Task Force held its first meeting since the end of the summer tourist season. At that meeting, they discussed how to use the parking they have all across the resort town as efficiently as possible. Members of the task force focused on seven to eight options that could change the way parking is approached with a focus on something called a “demand based rate structure”.
“Looking at different rate structures that might have rates a little bit higher in peak season but either less or maybe no charge at all during the week in some of the shoulder seasons,” says Terry McGean, the city engineer for the town of Ocean City.
The town hopes these rate increases will help pay for the services that tourists use while they are visiting. They are also considering permits for residents and property owners. The task force has at least two more meetings and they hope to reach a decision well before the start of the 2020 summer tourist season.