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Parking Increase Has Rehoboth Officials Concerned

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The proposed increase in discounted employee parking rate at the Rehoboth Park & Ride on Shuttle Road is drawing concern from some in the beach resort.

DART First State has a proposal that would increase the rate from $3 to $4 while most drivers would see the rate go up from $7 to $8.

And a new policy would limit the number of passengers in a vehicle to four.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that City Manager Gregory Ferrese said that the resort’s budget adopted this month was based on the $3 level.

He told the paper that he did not have a problem with the increase going into effect next year.

Meanwhile, Carol Everhart, President and CEO of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, opposed the change saying that the local businesses and their employees would have to absorb the additional cost.

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.