Pelican Encourages People to Ride the Bus

AUGUST 11, 2005 -- Local Wave Transit bus riders have a reason to shake their tail feathers.

In an effort to raise ridership, Wave Transit has adopted a new pelican mascot. They want the community's help in naming it.

Wave Transit served 1.3 million riders last year, and hopes to have around 2 million in the coming year.

It costs only seventy-five cents to ride the bus, and it's a convenient way to cut down on gas prices.  UNC Wilmington students ride for free.