Happening today: final public meeting for input on the elimination of Wave Transit’s Brunswick Connector
By WECT Staff | July 23, 2020 at 5:05 AM EDT – Updated July 23 at 6:43 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Today is the last day to voice your opinion in person on the cancellation of the Brunswick County Connector route, the only public transit route in Brunswick County. The transportation provider is hosting a public hearing for those interested in the proposed changed, a similar meeting took place yesterday.
The meeting is to allow public comment on the planned elimination of Route 204 after leaders in Leland, Navassa and Brunswick County voted to stop funding the Brunswick Connector route a couple months ago..
WAVE’s interim director Megan Matheny says it just isn’t feasible to keep the route without that money.
“The Brunswick consortium and the support that was provided was just over $100,000. The total cost to operate route 204 is just over roughly $320,000. Without that local support, Wave was just unable to cover that deficit,” she said.
Today’s meeting is this afternoon at 12:30 at WAVE’s operations center on Castle Hayne road and the last day of service for that route will be Sept. 4.
“Members of the public unable to attend the meeting in person will have an opportunity to do so remotely. More information regarding remote access to the public hearing(s) can be obtained by phone: (910) 343-0106 or via e-mail: email@example.com,” according to the transporation provider.
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