Why Pay to Park in Cape May When You Can Jitney Free
In a Memorial Day blog post I mentioned the new Atlantic City Jitney service rolling out by the City of Cape May and the Chamber of Commerce. It’s here. Why pay to park in Cape May when you can jitney free?
This service might be the best thing to happen in Cape May since offering free beach tags for veterans. An outcome of the Parking Advisory Committee and paid for, in part, by the $1.00 increase of performance parking, Cape May now has a free public transportation system.
The service will run seven days a week beginning June 21st from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through September 2, 2019. The jitney will run two routes—a designated Beach Avenue route and an “Around Town” route that includes service to the Washington Street Mall, Welcome Center, Convention Hall, Coast Guard Base and many other popular stops.
“Friday we took the Jitney from across the street at the snack stand/comfort station (on Broadway) up to Harry’s for a late lunch. It was awesome!” Jenny Sword of Timonium, Mayland, staying at the Sea Crest Inn on Broadway said in a comment on Facebook.
“We always strive to offer the best City services possible for our residents and visitors,” stated Mayor Chuck Lear regarding the new, free jitney service. “Kudos to the Parking Advisory Committee for their creative due diligence in studying new ways to approach Cape May’s parking issues. The weekend trial runs for the new Jitney service have garnered useful insights and a great deal of positive feedback. It is notable that the jitney are ADA-compliant and climate-controlled with zero gas emissions in keeping with our environmental focus.”
Real Time Jitney Use
The jitney stops and routes are highlighted in the new brochure which was distributed at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Jitney Surfer App is also a new feature that allows patrons to view the location of the jitney on their smart phones and also alerts drivers for a pick up. The App is available now on Google Play and the App Store.
Checking in at the Sea Crest Inn on Broadway, two guests were handed the new map. They proceeded to board the Jitney bound for downtown. “We walked the mall, did some shopping and dined at Delaney’s” they said. “We plan to do it all again tomorrow.”
Again, why pay to park in Cape May when you can Jitney free? Innkeepers, let’s share and not let our guests be ticketed.