Shore Transit has planned a new trolley route to help visitors and residents in the West Ocean City, Ocean Pines and Berlin area travel this summer.
Thanks to the support of Worcester County and the Worcester County Tourism Office, the Town of Berlin, the Ocean Pines Association, Ocean Downs Casino, Burley Oak Brewing Company and the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, this service began Memorial Day weekend and will operate until Labor Day.
In 2013, the Tri-County Council’s Shore Transit Division obtained two buses with outer shells that make them look like old-fashioned trolleys. When the idea of providing an added service for the tourist season by linking the Ocean City Transit system to attractions and residents in West Ocean City to the Berlin area was raised, it was decided that these vehicles would be ideal. Many other communities, such as Annapolis and Charleston, S.C., also have such a service.
The trolley is scheduled to operate from 10 am to 10 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Runs will connect the West Ocean City Park and Ride with stops at the Casino at Ocean Downs, West Ocean City Harbor/Marina, Ocean Pines Sports Core swimming pool and Community Center, downtown Berlin and the Berlin Walmart.
The funding provided by local businesses and governments will allow the fare on this route to be $1. Additional sponsorships and advertising are available and will help keep the route operating. For more information on these routes and the advertising, contact Brad Bellacicco at 410-341-8951.