Wave News

Wave Transit expects $745,000 deficit in 2020 without service cuts or new funding sources

Wave Transit, the region’s public transportation system, has faced scrutiny from residents, elected leaders, and riders for its costs to taxpayers and annual budget shortfalls.   read more…
Port City Daily | October 07, 2019 | Michael Praats

WAVE Transit financial troubles expected to worsen unless new funding found; route cuts still on table

The Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (CFPTA) has some difficult decisions to make in the coming months.   read more…
WECT | September 24, 2019 | Emily Featherston

Buses should be rolling into Wave Transit’s new downtown Wilmington transfer station before the end of the year.

For years, Wave Transit has struggled with funding.   read more…
Wilmington Star | News August 20, 2019 | Gareth McGrath

Despite increased budget, Wave Transit struggles with funding issues, covering enough ground

For years, Wave Transit has struggled with funding.   read more…
Port City Daily | June 28, 2019 | Michael Praats

WAVE Transit’s tenuous financial future in focus ahead of budget vote

On Thursday, the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (CFPTA) will vote on its Fiscal Year 2020 budget amid ongoing concerns over the transit system’s finances.   read more…
WECT | June 25, 2019 | Emily Featherston

Will New Hanover County bail out WAVE or hand it over to Wilmington?

The Cape Fear Public Transit Authority — better know as Wave — has asked New Hanover County to implement a $7 vehicle registration fee to cover growing budget shortfalls.   read more…
Port City Daily | June 04, 2019 | Benjamin Schachtman

Are you willing to pay $7 to support Wave Transit?

Wave says it needs a dedicated funding source to maintain operations, asks for vehicle registration fee.   read more…
Wilmington Star News | April 25, 2019 | Adam Wagner

Transportation Panel Talks Growth, Change, Orange Cones

Improving transportation in Southeastern North Carolina requires long-range planning, competition for scarce funding, collaboration among agencies and determined advocacy from the public.   read more…
Greater Wilmington Business Journal | March 12, 2019 | Jenny Callison

Shutdown Could put Brakes on Wave Transit Services, Multimodal Center Construction

A vital part of public transportation across the Cape Fear could cease unless federal dollars are restored.   read more…
WWAY | January 25, 2019 | Staff Report

WAVE Transit steers clear of service interruption, stays vigilant after deal is reached to end government shutdown

Albert Eby has worked in transportation for more than 30 years.   read more…
WECT | January 25, 2019 | Ben Smart

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