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 earlier this month. Wave Transit has postponed the date of fare reinstatement and the  reopening of facilities to a later, unspecified date.

Elimination of Route 204 Brunswick Connector Effective September 8, 2020

Public hearings will be held on July 22 and July 23 regarding the elimination of route 204 and associated DART service, which would end on September 8, 2020. Please click HERE for details or call Customer Service at (910) 343-0106.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness and Prevention Information

Wave Transit is working with the CDC, New Hanover County and community partners to monitor the situation and has undertaken a variety of measures to minimize risk and help protect both customers and employees.

Click HERE to learn more about the virus and our prevention efforts.

 

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….

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Coronavirus Information

Wave Transit is working with the New Hanover County Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor and respond to the emerging Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are committed to keeping our customers and staff safe and will take preventative measures as directed by health officials.  Click HERE to learn more about the virus and prevention efforts.

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 06
Reminder that fare reinstatement and the reopening of facilities has been postponed. Fares will remain free for fix… https://t.co/JGIE14OMuP
https://twitter.com/WaveTransitILM/status/1280185789532573697/
July 06
Find out about the transportation projects planned for our area and give feedback from the comfort of your home! Th… https://t.co/2WcFSgPwxn
https://twitter.com/WaveTransitILM/status/1280129204877697024/
July 04
Wishing our customers and staff a safe and happy #4thofJuly! No bus or DART service will be provided today in obser… https://t.co/ELXvBAzfl1
https://twitter.com/WaveTransitILM/status/1279354514970050560/

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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 Opportunity for a Public Hearing

Operating Assistance, Preventive Maintenance and ADA Compliance

Pursuant to the provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, (Public Law 114-94) and Appropriated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 PL 114-113, notice is hereby given that persons who wish to request a public hearing on the following projects must submit said request in writing to the following address:

Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority
Attention:  Joseph Mininni, Director of Finance
P.O. Box 12630
Wilmington, NC 28405-0130
Email:  wavetransit@wavetransit.com

If no requests are received within fifteen (15) days from the publication of this notice, the public hearing process will be considered complete, no public hearing will be deemed necessary, and the Proposed Program of Projects will become the Final Program of Projects. Click here for a copy of the proposed program of projects.

Notice of Opportunity for a Public Hearing

Preventive Maintenance and ADA Compliance STBGP-DA

Pursuant to the provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, (Public Law 114-94) and Appropriated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 PL 114-113, notice is hereby given that persons who wish to request a public hearing on the following projects must submit said request in writing to the following address:

Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority
Attention:  Joseph Mininni, Director of Finance
P.O. Box 12630
Wilmington, NC 28405-0130
Email:  wavetransit@wavetransit.com

If no requests are received within fifteen (15) days from the publication of this notice, the public hearing process will be considered complete, no public hearing will be deemed necessary, and the Proposed Program of Projects will become the Final Program of Projects.  Click here for a copy of the proposed program of projects.

Notice of Public Meeting

The next meeting of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be held on Thursday, July 23, 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 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. A meeting agenda will be posted one week in advance of the meeting. ADA accommodations will be provided if requested. 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.

Notice of Public Hearings

Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority
Elimination of Route 204 Brunswick Connector

Notice is hereby given that the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will hold public hearings on Wednesday the 22nd of July at 6:15 pm and on Thursday the 23rd day of July at 12:30 pm for the purpose of receiving public input regarding the elimination of route 204 Brunswick Connector, and associated accessible van service through the Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) Program, to Northern Brunswick County, Town of Leland and Town of Navassa. The above noted service cancellation would be implemented on Tuesday the 8th of September. Public comments are being accepted through the following measures for a period no less than than ninety (90) days following the publication of this notice:

E-mail: wavetransit@wavetransit.com
Mail: Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority
P.O. Box 12630
Wilmington, NC 28405-0130

Phone: (910) 343-0106 / Fax: (910) 343-8317
Facebook or Twitter Message: @WaveTransitILM

The hearings will be conducted at the following address:
Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority
Wave Transit Operations Center
1480 Castle Hayne Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28401

The date and time of the hearings will be:
Wednesday the 22nd of July at 6:15 pm
Thursday the 23rd day of July at 12:30 pm.

Social distancing will be implemented at the meeting. Participants are encouraged to wear protective face coverings.  ADA accommodations will be provided if requested and must be received by July 7, 2020. 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.  Click here to view or download a copy of this notification.

Accessible Information

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