Get on Board…Ride the Wave!

Get on Board…Ride the Wave!

Click HERE for a Trolley Schedule

Get on Board…Ride the Wave!

Get on Board…Ride the Wave!

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.


Contact Us

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 Alerts

Notification of Service Interruption for Friday, November 16th thru Sunday, November 18th               

Please click HERE for a list of service interruptions for Route 201 Carolina Beach Rd., Route 205 Long Leaf Park and Route 203 Downtown Trolley as a result of 2018 Riverfest event.

On Monday, October 15th, a new permanent route for the FREE Downtown Trolley was implemented. Tracking for the FREE Downtown Trolley via the Smartphone app or through the website will be available soon. Click HERE for the New Downtown Trolley Schedule


Plan Your Trip

Where do you want to go today?

Wave Transit is committed to helping residents and visitors explore our beautiful area in safety and comfort.

Enjoy your ride!

Community Center

Downtown Transit Center Groundbreaking!

A big thank you to those who braved the weather on Thursday, November 15th to attend the GROUNDBREAKING ceremony for the new Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center/Downtown Transfer Station. When completed, the transit center will replace the current Downtown Transfer Station located at 2nd St.and Princess St. and provide customers more comfort, safety, and convenience on their commute. Click on the following link to learn more about the project:

New Route for the Free Downtown Trolley

Effective Monday, October 15th, the Downtown Trolley will have a new permanent route. Thank you to all those who gave input and helped to improve this service!

Click HERE or on the image below to view a schedule of the new route.

Wave Transit Offers Transportation Grant

Wave Transit announces a funding opportunity for nonprofits, government agencies, and private providers of public transportation. Grants are available to fund transportation within the Cape Fear Region for people age 65 and over and people with disabilities. Click HERE to access the grant application beginning November 1, 2018. Applications must be received by January 8, 2019 with grant awards expected on July 1, 2019.  For more information please contact Vanessa Lacer by Phone: 910-202-2045, or Email:

Para recibir una solicitud en español por favor, póngase en contacto con Vanessa Lacer al 910-202-2045 o

Valerie shares her experience Riding the Wave

Click on the image below to watch the video now!

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November 16
TY to all who joined us at yesterday's groundbreaking ceremony. We're looking forward to offering customers a more…
November 15
The tent is up for the Downtown Transit Center Groundbreaking today! Free street parking is available on Campbell S…
November 14
We're breaking ground on the #downtown #bus station tomorrow! Please join Wave Board members and staff, as well as…


Community Outreach

Wave is YOUR public transportation provider!

We’re out in the community keeping you informed of available transportation, and getting your input to make sure our services reflect your needs.

Click the icon below to see our outreach calendar!




Public Notices

Notice of Public Meeting

A meeting of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm in the Board Room at Forden Station, 505 Cando Street, Wilmington, NC 28405.  A copy of the agenda will be posted here approximately one week prior to the meeting.

Accessible Information

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