Wave Transit service will not be provided and administrative offices remain closed on Thursday, September 20th.

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

Hurricane Florence Update: A State of Emergency has been declared for New Hanover County. UNCW Seahawk Shuttle service has been cancelled until further notice. Fixed-route bus and accessible van service will not be provided on Thursday, September 20th and administrative office will remain closed.  

The FREE Downtown Trolley will follow a revised route beginning September 1, 2018 and ending on September 30, 2018. During this test period, tracking for the FREE Downtown Trolley via the Smartphone app or through the website will not be available.

Click HERE for a revised 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 Trolley Route Testing September 1-30, 2018

In order to Improve the Downtown Trolley, a new route will be tested this September. The last day of the current route will be Friday, August 31st. The test route will begin on Saturday, September 1st and the final day of testing will be Sunday, September 30th.

Click HERE or on the images below to view a schedule of the test route.

We want to know how you like the proposed route! Please give input on the pilot route by taking a short survey. Your feedback and comments are valuable in establishing permanent revisions to the Downtown Trolley. Thank you for your participation!



Valerie shares her experience Riding the Wave

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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!




Public Notices

Notice of Public Meeting

A meeting of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be held on Thursday, September 27, 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

Website content and other resource material is available in alternate formats and will be provided upon request. Click the icon below to request information in an alternate format.