HOMELESS TAKING OVER Bus Terminals as their own B&B
The homeless are a menace for bus passengers and many others. They have robbed people on the boardwalk Their daily routine of body baths and laundry preclude any visitor of traveler from accessing the restrooms in the morning. The South terminal is the first set of restrooms locked. Transient hospitality workers are left with this while being locked out of Park N Ride facilities until 8AM after traveling an hour on Shore Transit. The benches host homeless sleepers overnight. Nowhere is it written that comfortable facilities must be provided to the homeless and the installation of some strips of 2x4 lumber dividing up he seat space on the bench will render the benches to uncomfortable. Actually, any number of things can render these benches uninviting. The Town just needs to use their heads and give the traveling workers a break.
Ocean city has spent a lot of advertising money on telling people to cross their roads at a CROSSWALK. Not a single crosswalk is “labeled” in the entire town and bus drivers will regularly see tourists downtown looking around confused and cross at a point that is not a crosswalk. Yes, a lot of money has been spent paining fake bricks at what the City understands to be a crosswalk but they fail to realize that tourists coming from may places may have never have seen a “crosswalk”. Yes, it sounds stupid (and probably is) but why not label/paint CROSSWALK at these crossings.