By WECT Staff | June 17, 2020 at 2:55 PM EDT – Updated June 17 at 3:02 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – WAVE Transit on Wednesday announced that it will resume charging fares next month.
“Effective Monday, July 6th, fares for fixed route bus service will be reinstated and WAVE Transit’s two transfer facilities, Forden Station and Padgett Station, will open to the public. Effective Wednesday, July 1st thru Friday, July 3rd, customers will have an opportunity to purchase passes at either transfer station between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. During this time, facilities will open to accommodate fare purchases only. Interior waiting areas and restrooms will remain closed until the Monday, July 6th opening,” officials stated in a news release.
In an effort to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, WAVE suspended the fixed-route bus fares on April 7 to accommodate rear door entries, and closed both of its transfer stations. Exterior waiting areas remained open to customers.
The disinfecting regiment implemented in all vehicles and facilities will continue.
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