Transportation http://whqr.org en Wave Transit and the passenger: A modern chicken & egg story http://whqr.org/post/wave-transit-and-passenger-modern-chicken-egg-story <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s late Tuesday morning. I’m standing in front of Carolina </span>Farmin’<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Market Street, waiting for the 108 bus. I’ve never taken the bus because I drive everywhere, even though there’s a bus stop 7 minutes from my house. I’m considered a <strong>choice rider</strong> – I don’t have to ride, but I choose to. Here’s what I’ve noticed about the bus as a person who never takes the bus: it looks difficult and inconvenient. There aren’t a lot of bus shelters or sidewalks. Sometimes I see passengers hurling their bodies across busy streets. Sometimes buses look empty. I pay my $2 fare, and climb aboard. I count about 10 passengers.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I’m headed to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forden</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Station, Wave’s main terminal located near Corning, and I meet <strong>Brian&nbsp;</strong></span><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Creech</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and <strong>David Brewer</strong>.</span></p><p></p><p>Both are considered <strong>transit-dependent</strong> -- they rely on the bus to get everywhere. Both are on their way to Vocational Rehab orientation on Randall Parkway. They’re going to learn about job training and placement. David says he planned his trip an hour in advance. He doesn’t have a car, but says the bus isn’t so bad.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 37569 at http://whqr.org Wave Transit and the passenger: A modern chicken & egg story Wave Transit will get new maintenance facility http://whqr.org/post/wave-transit-will-get-new-maintenance-facility <p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 36870 at http://whqr.org Wave Transit will get new maintenance facility Kickoff for the Cape Fear 2040 Transportation Plan http://whqr.org/post/kickoff-cape-fear-2040-transportation-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starting Tuesday, residents of Southeast North Carolina will be able to give their input into the future of transportation. The <a href="http://www.transportation2040.org/">Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization</a>, or MPO, will launch a public survey to consider a regional transportation plan for the year 2040.</span></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 15:03:05 +0000 Sara Wood 36706 at http://whqr.org Kickoff for the Cape Fear 2040 Transportation Plan