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Visitors To Ocean City Could See Higher Prices for Transportation



            Soon, it could be more expensive to vacation in Ocean City.

            The Town Council is expected to hear a proposal that would allow taxis to raise their fares.       

            It’s being presented by Kevin Lyons, owner of Community Cab, in the form of a petition signed by other taxi owners and drivers.

            Lyons has asked for an increase in the base fare of 40 cents…bringing it to $3.60 and for a tenth-of-a-mile rate increase to 28 cents.

            Drivers also want to ask for a $1 surcharge per fare, if fuel prices go above $4 per gallon this year.

            In addition…the Salisbury Daily Times reports the Town Council will take up for a final vote a measure that would raise parking meter rates in the downtown area.

            It would increase the per hour rates on electronic machines from The Inlet to 10th street, excluding the prices for the Inlet lot.

            But, it would do away with Monday through Thursday parking charges during the shoulder season.

            The change is expected to produce a half a million dollars that would go toward repairing the resort’s streets. 

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.