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Old 08-29-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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So there is no city bus in the city of Wilmington to take people to the beaches? If I understand correctly from one thread, there is no city bus to Wrightsville Beach. What about to the other two beaches near Wilmington?
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:08 PM
 
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Well, I haven't tried it yet, but Wilmington seems to have a good bus system called The Wave. They also have the most beautiful beaches there, most not that far from the city. Now, I find it strange that their buses, denoted in their advertising as "Riding the Wave," DO NOT GO TO THE BEACHES. I would think the ocean would be the most popular destination from town. When I get to Wilmington the first thing I'll do is go to the transit authority main office. I'm going to walk right in there and ask them why there is no beach service. I can't wait to hear the answer they give me. Bob
Syracuse NY
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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Probably because the city doesn't think there's enough demand to go to the beach. Or they don't want to pay to add the additional services.

One thing NC is NOT known for is public transportation.
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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WAVE Transit is barely making ends meet running locally, if the reports are accurate.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:08 AM
 
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Has nothing to do with passenger demand, or Wilmington, or Wave. Those all point toward a WB bus.

If I remember correctly - it was the WB business owners and Wilmington officials who wanted it - but it was voted down by the Wrightsville Beach aldermen, at the time. They claimed the rationale, "Well, the bus doesn't have anywhere to turn around, which makes it unsafe, and a traffic hazard." I thought that was interesting, given that Wrightsville Beach has two bridges, and is basically one big loop.

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Old 12-28-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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Sounds about right. We all know that WB is about the most visitor unfriendly place in NC.
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