Get on Board…Ride the Wave!



 Get on Board…Ride the Wave!



 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.

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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!


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Service Alerts

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, service will not be provided and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Construction of Passenger Amenities – Monkey Junction Transfer Station

Service to the Monkey Junction Transfer Station has resumed as scheduled. Construction of passenger amenities is currently underway and will conclude May 2018.


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

Bus Stop Improvements Underway

Your request for new and improved passenger amenities (covered shelters, benches, trash receptacles and bike racks) at bus stops has been heard. We have installed 20 new shelter amenities and construction of passenger amenities at five (5) bus stops, including the Monkey Junction Transfer Station, is currently underway. Pardon our dust while we work to bring improvements to our customers and the community.

Construction of passenger amenities are underway (concluding May 2018) at the following bus stop locations:

  1. Monkey Junction Transfer Station
    • Construction will include a sidewalk network, pedestrian crosswalk (with curb cuts), two shelter amenities, two trash receptacles and bike racks
  2. Independence Blvd at Hanover Center
    • Construction will include replacement of existing shelter with a new shelter, trash receptacle and bike rack
  3. 16th St. (SB) and Doctor’s Circle
    • Construction will include replacement of existing amenities, bench and trash receptacle, with a shelter, trash receptacle and bike rack
  4. 16th St. (SB) and Hospital Plaza Dr.
    • Construction will include replacement of existing amenities, bench and trash receptacle, with a bench, trash receptacle and bike rack
  5. 17th St. (NB) and Medical Center Dr.
    • Construction will include installation of a shelter, trash receptacle and bike rack

Valerie shares her experience Riding the Wave

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Follow Wave on Social Media

May 24
@everyfan3417 Yes, Route 301 runs 7 days a week (no service Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.
May 24
Reminder: Wave Transit be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of #MemorialDay. No bus, van, or shuttle service…
May 23
Board meeting tomorrow! DYK Wave #BoardOfDirectors meetings are open to the #public, and that there is a public com…


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.

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Public Notices

Notice of Public Meeting

A meeting of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm in the Board Room at Forden Station, 505 Cando Street, Wilmington, NC 28405.  Click here for a copy of the meeting agenda..

Notice of Opportunity for a Public Hearing – Fiscal Year 2018 – 2019 Budget

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute Section 159, Subchapter III, Article 3 of the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act, notice is hereby given that the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (Wave Transit) will hold a public hearing for the purpose of allowing persons who wish to be heard on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget.  The hearing will be conducted at the following address:
Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority
Forden Station
505 Cando Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
The date and time of the hearing will be:
Thursday, June 28, 2018
12:00 pm
Copies of the proposed budget will also be made available at the above address between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of recognized holidays, for a period of not less than thirty (30) days from the date of this publication.
Accommodations for special needs individuals will be provided upon request.  Inquiries for special needs accommodations and general information about the public hearing should be addressed by email to or by phone at (910) 343-0106.
The Budget Ordinance is tentatively scheduled for consideration by the Authority at its regular meeting on June 28, 2018.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (910) 343-0106.
Click here for a copy of the proposed budget ordinance

Accessible Information

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