OCEAN CITY – Positive outcomes, issues and concerns relating to the Inlet parking lot’s new pay-by-plate system were presented to a resort committee this week.
On Tuesday, City Engineer Terry McGean presented the Ocean City Transportation Committee with an evaluation of the resort’s new Parkeon payment system at the Inlet.
Prior to the start of the summer season, the Inlet parking lot’s traditional gated system was replaced with a new pay-by-plate system, in which drivers entering the lot can use any one of the many kiosks to enter their license plate information and to pay for the amount of time they expect to use. The new payment system also employs license plate reader technology at the Inlet’s entrance and exit that records arrival and departure times.
As the summer season comes to a close, resort officials in Ocean City this week received a preliminary review of how the new Parkeon payment system fared throughout peak months at the Inlet parking lot.