Routes & Schedules
Need a route for a specific bus? Trying to plan your journey? Get all the information you need for our buses and shuttles right here.
Call, email, send a letter, message us via Facebook or Twitter, or stop by Forden Station. Customer Service representatives are available 7 days a week. Give us a call!
Real Time Tracking
Never miss your bus again thanks to real time tracking. Updated automatically every 10 seconds, you can easily see where your bus is and when it will arrive.
Get Accessible Services
We provide a variety of services including Accessible Van Service (DART) , Travel Training, and Community Outreach to help everyone Connect to public transportation.
Making Waves Foundation
This important foundation provides help to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to transportation. You can change someone’s life with a tax deductible donation.
Service Changes- UNCW Seahawk Shuttle
Effective Monday, September 21, 2020,the following changes to the Shuttle schedule will take effect:
- The frequency on 704 Yellow Route will change to every 20 minutes.
- The frequency on 711 Grey Route will change to every 20 minutes.
- Route 707 Red Express Route will be suspended through June. The Park and Ride Lot will continue to be serviced by the Yellow Route and Red Route.
Notification of Service Change – Route 204 Brunswick Connector
Fixed route bus service via Route 204 Brunswick Connector and complementary ADA van service to Northern Brunswick County concluded at 6:00 pm on Friday, September 4, 2020. Public transportation services to Northern Brunswick County are no longer be provided by Wave Transit. We wish to extend a sincere thank you to our customers, partners and transportation advocates for their support and feedback provided during our public comment process.
Port City Trolley Service Alert Effective June 25th – October 18th
Due to street closures from the Downtown Alive initiative, effective from 5:20 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays and all day on Saturdays and Sundays, the PCT will not be able to serve Trolley Stops #5, #14, or #15. This alert is in effect beginning Thursday, June 25th through Sunday, October 18th.
Fixed Route Bus Fares Remain Suspended and Facilities Closed To The Public Until Further Notice
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Wave Transit is committed to helping residents and visitors explore our beautiful area in safety and comfort.
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Transit Supports a Stronger Economy
DYK Wave Transit contributes to a strong local economy by employing approximately 130 workers, 15% of whom are Veterans, and putting $5.5 million back into our community? Read more…
Transit Contributes to Community Safety
DYK Wave Transit provides 1.3 million fixed route bus and shuttle trips per year reducing traffic at an average rate of 117 vehicles per day? The safety advantages of traffic reduction are felt community wide. Read more…
Transit Supports a Cleaner Environment
DYK Wave Transit is transitioning its fleet from diesel and gasoline powered vehicles to low emissions Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueled vehicles? The environmental benefits equate to 93% lower CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Read more….
Wave Transit Network Redesign Proposal
At the conclusion of the 2019 fiscal year, the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (Wave Transit) was facing a deficit of $1.2 million for the upcoming fiscal year. In January and February of 2020, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington announced that they will work collaboratively towards a new interlocal agreement, effective July 1, 2021, and also appointed a new Board of Directors made up of staff from the county, city and Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.
As the Board of Directors continues to seek solutions to its funding challenges, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington engaged an outside transportation consultant, TransPro Consulting, to conduct a diagnostic assessment for cost saving opportunities and ultimately, design a transportation network that effectively and efficiently meets the needs of the community while providing long-term financial stability.
Below you will find a copy of the presentation and full report of TransPro Consulting’s Wave Transit Network Redesign Proposal.
Wave Transit is committed to safe service and is taking active measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for our customers and staff. Here’s some of what we’re doing to maintain a safe environment: enhanced sanitation, the temporary closure of interior spaces at our transit centers, fare-free fixed route bus trips with boarding at the rear door (except for persons with disabilities), signage for social distancing, and requiring face coverings on vehicles, bus stops, and stations. Here are actions you can take to stop the spread of COVID-19 and travel safely: wear a face covering, keep 6ft away from others when possible, and practice frequent hand washing. Click to learn more.
Community Partnership Spotlight
We are proud to partner with Trey Sharpe and former NFL football player Nick Becton, co-founders of PCCS Medical. PCCS Medical, in addition to donations of medical equipment to our county and housing for medical workers, has donated 4,600 bars of soap to Wave Transit customers to help stop the spread of COVID-19! Free soap was available on board our vehicles in April, and all 4,600 bars of soap have now been distributed. Frequent hand washing with soap and water helps stop the spread of COVID-19 and saves lives. Learn more about PCCS and their assistance to the community HERE.
Valerie shares her experience Riding the Wave
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Notice of Public Meeting
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:30 pm EDT. The meeting will be held at the following location:
Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority
Wave Transit Operations Center – Second Floor
1480 Castle Hayne Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Social distancing will be implemented at the meeting and there may be limits on the number of attendees allowed at the meeting. Personal protective equipment will be available to participants. A virtual meeting option will also be provided.
A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted one week in advance of the meeting.
A public comment period will be offered at the meeting. For community members that wish to provide comment but will not attend in-person, a public comment form can be downloaded HERE. Completed forms must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 via email to: email@example.com. Comments received via the public comment form will be read at the meeting during the public comment period and entered into the public record.
ADA accommodations will be provided upon request. Inquiries for accommodations and general information about the meeting should be addressed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (910) 343-0106.