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 or Padgett Stations. 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 impact someone’s life with a tax deductible donation.
UNCW Seahawk Shuttle Service Update: UNCW Seahawk Shuttle services for the 2020-2021 academic year concluded Thursday, May 6, 2021. Services will resume for the 2021-2022 academic year August 2021.
Federal Law Now Requires Face Coverings to Ride: Per the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Directive, effective 2/1/21, all riders over age 2 must wear face coverings AT ALL TIMES, at stations, bus stops and on board public transportation. Refusing to wear a face covering is a violation of federal law. Customers will be removed or denied entry if they refuse to wear face coverings. To request an ADA exemption customers can call 343-0106 or our ADA coordinator, at 202-2045.
Wave Transit Announces Transportation Assistance to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites for Residents in Need: Wave Transit will begin providing free next-day transportation to designated vaccination distribution sites for community members with vaccination appointments effective Monday, January 25, 2021. Wave Transit will begin taking transportation requests effective 8:00 am, Friday, January 22, 2021. To request a ride to a vaccination site, community members with vaccination appointments can contact Wave Transit by phone at (910) 202-2053 or by e-mail at email@example.com
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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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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, signage for social distancing, hand sanitizer stations on all vehicles, and the requirement of face coverings for customers and staff on vehicles, at bus stops, and at transfer 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.
Wave Transit Pledges Participation in American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Health and Safety Commitments Program
Wave Transit announced on January 5, 2021 that it has joined the American Public Transportation Association’s Health and Safety Commitments Program, along with over 150 other public transit agencies nationwide. The program is the public transportation industry’s overarching pledge to passengers that public transit systems across the country are taking the necessary measures to operate safely as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Authority’s pledge is a demonstration that the health and safety of customers and employees continues to remain of highest priority.
“Being a participant of APTA’s Health and Safety Commitments Program is just one way we are championing this commitment. A strategic plan has long been established for Wave Transit, including sanitizing and disinfecting processes, driver barrier protections, and mandatory mask adoption. We will continue to reassess and revise our plan as needed, utilizing CDC recommendations and the Governor’s orders as its guiding framework. Wave is dedicated to staying actively engaged to adapt quickly as changes occur to uphold our pledge” stated Wave Transit’s new Executive Director, Marie Parker. “Unquestionably, our number one priority is to provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace, while providing our customers with a safe ride to their destination.”
Wave Transit Pledges Participation in Count On Me NC
Wave Transit has joined thousands of businesses statewide, pledging to participate in Count On Me NC, a public health initiative that empowers visitors, guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19. Count On Me NC business pledge to ensure the safety of customers and staff through rigorous disinfection, social distancing, and mask wearing. Click here to learn more about our pledge.
Wave Transit System Network Redesign
In January 2020, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington announced that they will work collaboratively towards a new interlocal agreement for Wave Transit which will take effect on July 1, 2021. In February 2020, a revised Board of Directors, comprised of staff from the county, city and Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, was appointed as the governing body to oversee revisions brought forth under this next chapter.
In an effort to identify solutions to the funding challenges faced by Wave Transit, 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 meets the needs of a growing community while providing long-term financial stability.
In September 2020, a finalized proposal of a revised system network was presented to Wave Transit’s Board of Directors for review and consideration. On October 22, 2020, the revised network was approved as the framework for public transportation services offered by Wave Transit. An on-demand service delivery model, as referenced in the proposal, was also approved.
Route and service area changes originally scheduled to go into effect on August 15, will NOT be made. In April, 2021, Wilmington City Council members and NHC Commissioners approved a delay of any changes until July 1, 2022. No changes will be made to bus routes and DART service areas until 2022.
If you have questions or need further assistance with this information please call (910) 343-0106, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Forden Station (505 Cando St) or Padgett Station (520 N. 3rd St).
Wave Transit Welcomes New Executive Director
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.
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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, May 27, 2021 at 12:30 pm EDT.
The meeting will be held in person at the Wave Transit Operations Center located at 1480 Castle Hayne Rd. and virtually through the GoToMeeting platform. Credentials for video and audio access will be provided in advance of the meeting.
A copy of the meeting agenda will be provided in advance of the meeting.
Please note: Virtual options for remote attendance may not always include access to presentations or other information shared during the meeting. However, all meeting information is public record, and is available upon request. Please email email@example.com to request meeting presentations, handouts, or other information presented during a Wave Transit board meeting.
ADA accommodations will be provided upon request. Inquiries for ADA accommodations and general information about the meeting should be addressed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (910) 343-0106.