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 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.

On-Demand service, RideMICRO, launched

Monday, October 11, 2021!

The new, flexible service connects Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover Counties. Passengers can book an on-demand ride from a virtual stop within the newly expanded service area and be connected to Wave Transit’s fixed route service or brought to their destination. Wilmington Regional Microtransit is a point-to-point service available to anyone travelling within the network!

Click HERE to learn more about Wilmington Regional Microtransit.

Service Alerts

Notification of Service Interruptions This Weekend: Multiple routes, stops, and timepoints are impacted by this weekend’s Ironman competition. The service interruptions are effective Saturday, October 23, 2021. Please CLICK HERE for the full list of service adjustments.


Mask Mandate on Public Transportation Remains in Effect: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation remind the traveling public that face coverings are still required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.  This announcement follows N.C. Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order issued Friday, May 14, 2021 lifting COVID-19 restrictions for North Carolina. Under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order, workers and riders on public or private transportation regulated by the state, as well as all people in North Carolina airports, bus and train stations or stops, must wear face coverings indoors at all times.  Refusing to wear a face covering is a violation of both federal and state 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.


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!

Travel Safely

COVID-19 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, 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.

Community Center

Wave Transit Provides Transportation Assistance to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites for Residents in Need


Wave Transit provides free next-day transportation to designated vaccination distribution sites for community members with vaccination appointments.

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


Click here for more information

The Wave Transit pelican sits on the top right of this banner image. The logo for the Making Waves Foundation, fancy red and gold waves, and black text on a light yellow background. The text reads: We're Looking for Wave Makers! The Making Waves Foundation is seeking 2 new board members to guide its mission & development.

We’re Looking for Wave Makers!

The Making Waves Foundation is seeking 2 new board members to guide its mission & development.

Established in 2011 by the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (dba Wave Transit), the Making Waves Foundation is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to provide transportation fare subsidies to nonprofit agencies who provide assistance to members of the community in need and individuals who otherwise would not have access to transportation.

Transportation assistance is provided to organizations through a community grant process. Grants are offered quarterly with applications reviewed and approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Board member responsibilities include:

  • Understand and promote the organization’s mission
  • Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations
  • Attendance and active participation in board meetings and additional meetings as identified
  • Offer to take on special assignments
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings
  • Participate in fund raising activities and special events

Interested individuals should submit an application no later than October 31, 2021 to Foundation Manager, Megan Matheny at:

Applications can be found here

Board members are not compensated and serve a term of two (2) years and may be reappointed for a period of no more than two (2) additional two (2) year terms. The Board is required to meet no less than four (4) times a year on a quarterly basis or on an as-needed basis as determined by the Board of Directors.

Valerie shares her experience Riding the Wave

Click on the image below to watch the video now!

Follow Wave on Social Media

October 22
Routes 104, 201, 205, and 210 will experience service interruptions Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 6:00am to 4:00p…
October 20
Wave Hello to Renee! Renee is a RideMICRO driver. She moved here a few years ago from New York and really enjoys l…
October 18
Only two weeks until we VOTE! It's time to make your voting plan! Voting plans are a few simple details: Where do…


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

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 12:30 pm EDT at Forden Station, Wave Transit’s main transfer center, located at 505 Cando St., 28401.   

Click HERE for a copy of the meeting agenda.

Members of the public can attend the meeting in person and virtually through the GoToMeeting platform.  The internet interface is available at the following URL:  The meeting is also available via audio conference at: (312) 757-3121 | Access Code: 844-963-749.

A public comment period will also be offered at the meeting.  For community members who wish to provide comment, a public comment form can be downloaded HERE.  Completed forms must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 via email to:  Comments received via the public comment form will be read at the meeting, during the public comment period, and entered into public record.  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 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 or by phone at (910) 343-0106 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.