Ocean City, Maryland – (March 28, 2018): Have you noticed the shiny new parking kiosks that are popping up around Ocean City? These kiosks are replacing the aging “Pay & Display” kiosks on the sidewalks and in municipal parking lots all over town.
The new solar powered kiosks feature a full color display screen which will guide users step-by-step through their parking transactions. Note that these kiosks are “Pay by Plate” so you must enter your license plate number first before paying for your time. There is no need to place a receipt on the dashboard, you just pay and go. In addition, time can be extended at the kiosk with your plate number.
While the kiosks are new, the pay by cell parking system remains in place. Parkers can still pay for their parking with the Parkmobile mobile parking app. The app can send text reminders when your parking time is about to expire and you can extend your time directly from the app. The Parkmobile app is available for download on the App store for the iPhone, the Google Play Store for Android devices, and the Microsoft store for Windows phones.
The Town is also making improvements to parking at the Inlet Parking Lot by implementing a “gateless” system. Parkers will no longer have to get a ticket at the entrance and pay an attendant at the exit. Now parkers can enter the parking lot, park their vehicle, pay at a Pay by Plate kiosk or through the Parkmobile app, and go enjoy themselves. The Town expects this system to have a significant reduction on wait times at the exit to the lot.
“With our paid parking season beginning on April 1, we are excited to offer a new parking system that will add convenience for our visitors, as well as a system that should help us better manage parking occupancy,” says Jessica Waters, Communications Manager for the Town of Ocean City. “Our goal is to ensure compliance with the parking regulations while providing our residents and visitors an enjoyable time in Ocean City.”
More information can be found here: https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/public-works/inlet-parking-lot/
The new parking system is being provided by Parkeon, Inc., based out of Moorestown, NJ. Parkeon is the leading provider of parking kiosks around the globe, and has deployed similar parking systems in cities across the United States and locally in towns like Salisbury, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, and Washington DC.