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Why are UNCW students allowed to ride the Wave bus for free while CFCC students are only offered a discount?

Adam Wagner

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A. UNCW students ride Wave Transit for free because they pay a transportation fee with their tuition, which CFCC students do not.

During the 2012-13 school year, for instance, UNCW students paid $76 in transportation fees, which is used to support the Seahawk Shuttle, as well as various other transportation projects around campus. About $795,000 of that money goes to Wave to support the shuttle, according to Joe Mininni, Wave’s director of finance.

CFCC, meanwhile, offers no financial support to the transit agency, so its students only receive the $1 discounted student rate when they show a valid college ID.


Why isn’t there a direct bus line from the UNCW campus to downtown Wilmington?

What are the costs associated with WAVE Transit and where does it get its money?


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