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!

(910)-343-0106

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

Port City Trolley Service Alert Effective June 25th – September 7th

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 Monday, September 7th.

Bus Fare Reinstated and Facilities Reopening Postponed

Communications referencing a date of Monday, July 6th for reinstatement of fixed route bus fares  and reopening of Wave Transit’s two transfer facilities, Forden Station and Padgett Station, was issued in late June. Wave Transit has postponed the date of fare reinstatement and the  reopening of facilities to a later, unspecified date.

 

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!


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….

Community Center

 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 summary, presentation, and full report of TransPro Consulting’s Wave Transit Network Redesign Proposal. 

Click HERE for a summary overview 

Click HERE for a copy of the presentation

Click HERE for the full report 

Coronavirus Information

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

Click on the image below to watch the video now!

Follow Wave on Social Media

July 31
Public hearings have concluded, but we will continue to collect input for public record on the cancellation of Rout… https://t.co/E3Dw1bKEpv
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July 30
The latest forecast for #TropicalStormIsaias shows possible impacts for our area early next week. We will continue… https://t.co/rR2IyTSLja
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July 29
#HurricaneSeason is 6/1 to 11/30, with most activity between Aug and Nov. This year could be especially challenging… https://t.co/oKY0Z14La1
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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!

 

 

Notice of Public Meeting

The next meeting of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be held on Thursday, August 27, 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

An agenda will be posted one week prior to the scheduled meeting. An opportunity to attend the meeting remotely via web and/or audio conference will be available. 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.

ADA accommodations will be provided upon request. Inquiries for accommodations and general information about the meeting should be addressed by email to wavetransit@wavetransit.com or by phone at (910) 343-0106.

Accessible Information

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