Details coming fall 2019

Get on Board…Ride the Wave!

Get on Board…Ride the Wave!

Click HERE for a Trolley Schedule

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.


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

Notification of Service Interruptions Saturday, October 19, 2019

Effective 6:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, October 19th several bus stops on routes 104, 201, 205, and 209 will not be serviced due to road closures from the Ironman triathlon event. Click HERE for the bus stops impacted.

Notification of Bus Stop Relocation- 16th St (SB) at Greenfield St (Housing Authority)                                         

Effective Monday, October 21, 2019 this bus stop will be relocated to the campus of the new DHHS facility located across the street. This bus stop will be revised to DHHS Facility Campus – 16th St. This stop currently serviced by Routes 105, 205 and 209.

Notification of Change to Customer Code of Conduct- Fixed Route 

Effective August 1, 2019  customers will no longer be permitted to eat and drink while traveling on fixed route vehicles. All food and beverage items will need to be securely packed away in the customer’s belongings or thrown away before a customer will be allowed to board the vehicle.



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

Veterans and Active Duty Military Ride the Wave for Free on Veterans Day 11/11/19

With valid ID, Veterans and active duty military personnel and up to 2 accompanying friends or family members may ride any Wave Transit fixed route bus free of charge on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov 11, 2019. For more information about the Free Fare Day please contact Vanessa at (910) 202-2045 or

Change to Customer Code of Conduct

Our team has been working hard to get new buses on our routes and update seats in older buses to improve the customer experience. We want customers to enjoy these improvements for many years to come, and have made a change to the Customer Code of Conduct Food and Drink Policy in order to help protect these investments.

Effective August 1, 2019  customers will no longer be allowed to eat and drink while traveling on fixed route vehicles. All food and beverage items will need to be securely packed away in the customer’s belongings or thrown away before a customer will be allowed to board the vehicle.

Coming Soon…

This January, the new Downtown Transfer Station, located at North 3rd St. and Campbell St., will open and changes will be made to the following bus routes: 101, 104, 108, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207, and 209. The current Downtown Transfer Station located at 2nd St. and Princess St. will no longer be used as a transfer point or bus stop. Additional bus routes may also be impacted. Further information about these changes will be provided fall 2019.

Downtown Trolley Naming Contest

Wave Transit received over 300 names in response to the community naming contest for the revised Downtown Trolley Program, released to the public in March 2019. Submissions were vetted and six final contenders were selected to be released for final vote. Community voting to choose the winner took place from May 1, 2019 through Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Thank you to all who participated! The name that received the most votes was Port City Trolley!

The winning name will inspire revised trolley branding which will be unveiled with the arrival of the new trolley vehicle in Fall 2019. Prizes will be awarded to finalists and a grand prize will be awarded to the winner of the naming contest at the unveiling.

Watch a Video About the Trolley Naming Contest

Did You Know…Wave Transit has a Foundation!  

The Making Waves Foundation, established in 2011, is an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides free or heavily subsidized bus passes to local organizations that provide assistance to individuals who do not have access to affordable transportation. The Foundation also aids Wave Transit in raising funds to promote and improve public transportation in Southeastern North Carolina.

To date, the Making Waves Foundation has provided transportation assistance to over 23,000 of our neighbors in Southeastern North Carolina through grant awards to over 85 community organizations!

Watch the video below to learn more about the Foundation’s impact within our community!

*Please note that Ms. Matheny serves as Wave Transit’s Deputy Director instead of Mobility Manager.  


You can help others catch the Wave by making a donation today!

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New Route for the Free Downtown Trolley

Effective Monday, October 15th, the Downtown Trolley will have a new permanent route. Thank you to all those who gave input and helped to improve this service!

Click HERE or on the image below to view a schedule of the new route.

Valerie shares her experience Riding the Wave

Click on the image below to watch the video now!

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October 17
Notification of Minor Service Interruption: From 6am to 4pm on Sat, Oct 19th several bus stops on routes 104, 201,…
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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, October 24, 2019 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.


Accessible Information

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