Tram Car Price to Increase
The ever changing economy does effect us down here in Wildwood New Jersey.
As you may know, the New Jersey State Minimum Wage has increased as of January 1st. This increase will be causing the price of the Wildwoods Boardwalk Tram Car to increase this summer.
The non-profit organization that has owned, restored and operated the Wildwoods Boardwalk Sightseer Tram Cars since 2004, announced today that the fare will increase from $3.50 to $4.00.
Discounted tickets will still be offered at various locations around the Boardwalk as well as online.
In a press release online The Wildwoods Boardwalk Special Improvement District (WSID), said that,
“Like many small businesses along the Jersey Shore, the Tram Cars rely on a large number of foreign exchange students, senior citizens and young people to operate our business during an extraordinarily short and volatile season. For decades the State of New Jersey recognized the special conditions of seasonal, farm and amusement businesses and provided exemptions from certain wage and hour laws for those specific businesses. “
Unfortunately, other than extending the period of time until it reaches $15.00, the most recent increases to the minimum wage did not include any special exemptions for seasonal and amusement businesses.”
Tune back for more information.