Ocean City has launched a new app for all of your transportation needs.

Officially dubbed “OCMD Beach Bus,” the app allows users to track the real-time location of vehicles on Coastal Highway Beach Bus and West Ocean City Park and Ride routes. The app, which launched in March, displays notifications and real-time information for all Ocean City, Maryland, transit buses.

The town’s former bus tracking service, TransLoc, came to an end in January 2024.

A woman in a sombrero gets on a bus Tuesday, May 5 in Ocean City.

A woman in a sombrero gets on a bus Tuesday, May 5 in Ocean City.

The resort town shared its transportation department is also aiming to move to electronic fare payments in the future. Even so, electronic fare payments will not be in place during the upcoming summer season.

Bus passengers can access the new OCMD Beach Bus app through the web at http://ocmd.rider.peaktransit.com/ or by downloading it on their Android and Apple devices.

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How much does it cost to ride Ocean City’s buses?

The bus stop at 54th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City.The bus stop at 54th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City.

The bus stop at 54th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City.

The Coastal Highway Beach Bus is currently operating under its winter schedule. Buses arrive at their stops about every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Bus service is not available between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.

The spring schedule will kick into gear on April 8. Come spring, buses will arrive at their stops approximately every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Bus service will not be available between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Standard bus fare is $4 per person for a ride-all-day pass. Exact cash fare or use of pre-paid photo ID General Bus Pass obtained from Town Hall is required. Children 42 inches in height or under, Ocean City senior resident bus pass holders and ADA Certified Disabled card holders may ride for free.

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The West Ocean City Park and Ride bus, which travels out of the South Division Street Transit Station to/from the West OC Park-N-Ride Transit Station, is free to ride except on designated special events such as Springfest, Bikefest, OC Air Show, July 4th Weekend, Oceans Calling Festival and Sunfest.

For additional information regarding Ocean City transportation services, schedules, fares and more, call 410-723-1606.

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Olivia Minzola covers communities on the Lower Shore. Contact her with tips and story ideas at ominzola@delmarvanow.com.

This article originally appeared on Salisbury Daily Times: Need to catch a ride? Check out Ocean City’s new app, “OCMD Beach Bus”



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