WILMINGTON — Wave Transit will reinstate fares suspended early on in the pandemic by mid-November.
The public transportation authority will also reopen its two main transfer stations, Forden and Padgett, in a soft opening next month.
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In March, the authority waived rates and suspended the Seahawk Shuttle.
Wave Transit will reinstate posted fares Nov. 16. It will also pass out free cloth masks to customers Nov. 16 and 17 upon request.
The soft opening will take place Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Customers may purchase bus passes at either transfer station during the soft opening. Restrooms and interior waiting rooms will remain closed.
All buses will soon be equipped with personal protective barriers surrounding the operator compartment, according to the authority’s release Tuesday. Each bus will also feature seat banners and signage promoting social distancing, with sanitizing stations located in each vehicle and facility.
On a daily basis, all Wave Transit facilities and buses are cleaned with a CDC-approved disinfecting agent. View routes, schedules, and maps.
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