Effective March 16, 2020
Winter Bus Schedule has been extended to Sunday, April 19. Spring Bus Schedule will begin Monday, April 20.
No overnight bus service Friday and Saturday night; bus service is limited to 6:20 a.m. to 11:35 p.m., frequency of service is approximately every 40 minutes;
ADA paratransit service remains available during the same days and hours as Coastal Highway Beach Bus service
Effective March 20, 2020
Use public transit for essential travel only
If you must use public transit, exercise social distancing
$3 Ride-All-Day. Exact cash fare required or use of pre-paid photo ID General Bus Pass obtained from City Hall.
1/2 Fare for Ocean City non-resident senior bus pass holders. (proof of eligibility may be required). Exact cash fare required, or use of pre-paid photo ID General Bus Pass obtained from City Hall.
Children under 42 inches in height or under ride free
Ocean City Resident Senior bus pass holder ride free (proof of eligibility may be required)
Ocean City Transportation offers Origin-to-Destination service to disabled residents and visitors. This service is available during the same operating days and hours as our fixed-route Coastal Highway bus service. Fare is $3 Ride-All-Day. All trip reservations must be made by 10:00 p.m. the day prior. Eligible patrons may call the Dispatch Office at 410-723-1606 to make a reservation for the Para-transit van 365 days a year. All Ocean City buses are handicap accessible. If a vehicle lift/ramp and securement area can accomodate a mobility device Ocean City Transportation will transport the device (and user). Our staff of well-trained drivers offers our patrons a safe ride to their destinations. We can even deliver you to the front entrance of most special events. We can also connect you with our neighboring transit systems: Delaware Area Transit (DART) at the North end of Town and Shore Transit.
If you are ADA certified and have an card from another agency, you are already eligible to use our ADA Services. Residents and Visitors that do not have a certified ADA card may use this service for up to 21 days in a 365 day period without obtaining certification. Please call 410-723-1606 to receive additional information on our eligibility certification process. You may also call this number to share related concerns or file a specific complaint.
ADA Paratransit MEDTRN Services
Robert H. Melvin Jr. MEDTRN: In conjunction with Shore Transit / Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, Ocean City MEDTRN provides medical appointment transportation services to ADA qualified persons residing within the corporate limits of Ocean City to/from locations within 500 yards of Route 50 between Ocean City and Berlin, MD, within 500 yards of Route 589, and within the the corporate limits of Berlin, MD. Required fare is $5 per boarding. Service is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trip reservations are required, and must be made by no later than 11am the day prior to your medical appointment. Please call 410-723-1606 for additional information. To apply for bus fare vouchers please download the required form. Bus discount coupons may not be used for MEDTRN service.
Robert H. Melvin Jr. MEDTRN Plus Program: Sponsored by the American Legion Post 166 of Ocean City and is for all ADA qualified Ocean City Citizens and American Legion members including the Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of the Legion.
This service provides round-trip transportation for medical appointments to Salisbury, Pocomoke, Cambridge, Baltimore and Philadelphia via Shore Transit. For more information concerning this service, please contact Joe Salabia at the American Legion 410-289-3166 on Monday’s from noon till 3p.m.
Title VI Notice
Ocean City Transportation (OCT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, you may file a complaint up to 180 days from the date of the alleged incident.
To file a complaint or for additional information on OCT’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures, contact: Transit Manager, 204 65th Street, Building E, Ocean City, Md. 21842
In a friendly manner and with safety as our primary goal, we are committed together to provide an efficient public transportation system to the residents and vacationers of Ocean City without incident, accident, or inconsistency.