Wave Transit In the News

Wave will keep existing service level; officials consider growth with possible transit bond

Affordable housing and public transportation dominated the discussion at the Tuesday, April 27 joint meeting between Wilmington City Council and New Hanover County. The biggest news of the day: Wave Transit won’t lose any bus lines this summer- and could actually expand its operations down the road. read more…

WHQR- April 27, 2021 – Kelly Kenoyer

Wave Transit provides free rides to get COVID-19 vaccine

Making sure folk have a ride to get the COVID-19 vaccine has become a lot easier thanks to a $2.5 million dollar grant in coronavirus relief funding. read more…

WECT – January 25, 2021 – Russell Clark

Wave Transit discusses senior accessibility in virtual town meeting

Wave Transit held a virtual town hall meeting Thursday. It’s been four years since the department opened the floor to public comment like this, all part of their plan to rebuild Wilmington’s public transit system. read more…

WWAY – January 14, 2021 – Peyton Furtado

Wave Transit Moves Forward with Controversial Route Changes

Wave Transit is officially switching gears. Final route recommendations have been accepted by the Wave board meaning the current system will be reconfigured. read more…

WHQR – October 31, 2020 – Hannah Breisinger and Ben Schachtman

Public Transportation: Protecting the Environment One Ride at a Time

Our small daily choices matter, and collectively can have a large impact on the environment. And, when we choose to travel by public transportation, we can prevent air pollution and reduce global carbon emissions. read more…

Cape Fear’s Going Green Magazine – Fall 2020 – Vanessa Lacer

Deep Dive: Leland, Brunswick County just defunded Wave’s Brunswick Connector. What went wrong?

After 16 years in service, Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will soon no longer have the funds necessary to continue running a route that connects Wilmington to Brunswick County.  read more…
Port City Daily | May 21, 2020 | Johanna F. Still

From goody-two-shoes to pariah: How coronavirus is changing public transportation

Transit systems are forced to rethink as riders flee.  read more…
Politico | May 19, 2020 | Tanya Snyder

Brunswick Co. Commissioners vote not to fund WAVE Transit route for FY21

Brunswick County Commissioners on Monday night chose not to spend $32,072 on the Brunswick Connector, the WAVE Transit route that reaches into the northern part of their county through Leland and Navassa. The vote against the funding request was unanimous.  read more…
WECT | May 18, 2020 | Jon Evans

WAVE’s Brunswick Connector route could be in trouble after Leland pulls funding

WAVE Route 204, known as the Brunswick Connector, is the only fixed route the transit system provides that reaches into Brunswick County.  read more…
WECT | May 14, 2020 | Emily Featherston

Wave Transit Picks Up $6.8M In Federal Funding

The Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority has been awarded more than $6.8 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, according to an announcement Monday.  read more…
Greater Wilmington Business Journal | April 20, 2020 | Cece Nunn

Wave Transit awarded nearly $7M in federal funding from the CARES Act

The Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority was awarded nearly $7 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.  read more…
WECT | April 20, 2020 | Staff Report

Poor, essential and on the bus: Coronavirus puts public transportation riders at risk

Sisters Trinity and Kiki Williams looked around the crowded bus stop as the #15 bus rumbled down Colfax Avenue toward them.  read more…
USA Today | April 15, 2020 | Trevor Hughes

Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center, Laura W. Padgett Station

The new Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center, Laura W. Padgett Station was opened Friday during a dedication ceremony in downtown Wilmington.  read more…
Wilmington Star News | January 17, 2020 | Staff Report

A Wave Of Woes

Wave Transit is ending the year with two major capital projects complete: a $6.1 million multimodal transportation center and replacement of its aging downtown trolleys.  read more…
Greater Wilmington Business Journal | December 06, 2019 | Christina Haley O’Neal

Brunswick County Could Request A Seat On Wave Board

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners might be seeking county representation on the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority board.  read more…
Greater Wilmington Business Journal | December 02, 2019 | Christina Haley O’Neal

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