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Wave Transit offers free fares, trip to ballgame Saturday

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WILMINGTON, N.C.— In an effort to demonstrate the importance of public transportation, while improving the environment for the citizens of the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, and all of Southeastern North Carolina, Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be sponsoring the 4th Annual Alternative Transportation Day on Saturday, July 17, 2010. On this day, all citizens will be encouraged to ride public transportation to see many of the attractions that our area has to offer, and enjoy a Wilmington Sharks Baseball Game.

This day of no fares will provide a convenient and free option for many residents to ride Wave Transit buses and experience what their public transportation authority has to offer. In addition to waiving fares for the day, Wave Transit has joined with the Wilmington Sharks Baseball Club and Independence Mall to assist in sponsoring Alternative Transportation Night.

WILMINGTON SHARKS BASEBALL GAME: The Wilmington Sharks baseball game is scheduled for 7:00PM (gates open at 5:45PM) on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Fans are encouraged to park their vehicles at Independence Mall starting at 5:30PM in the parking lot next to the Wachovia Bank building on Oleander Drive. These fans will be provided transportation via Wave Transit buses to and from the game at this parking lot location. Buses will run starting at 5:30PM, and will continue until approximately 9:30PM, or until the conclusion of the game when all fans have returned to their vehicles. In addition, fans who choose to take the Wave Transit buses to the game that night will receive FREE admission to the game. Wait time at the mall will be approximately eight (8) minutes for transportation to and from the game.

“We would like to thank the Wilmington Sharks and Independence Mall for assisting us in this important event that highlights the importance of public transportation and its’ ability to help improve the environment,” said Wave Transit Director, Albert Eby.

Alternative transportation is important for our community and local environment, and Wave Transit, the Wilmington Sharks, and Independence Mall are proud to support events like this that will improve our community. If you have any questions about Alternative Transportation Day in Wilmington, you can reach Wave Transit by e-mail, mkunic@wavetransit.com, or by phone, (910)343-0106, ext. 2057.

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