Wave Transit Text Message Bus Tracking

In an effort to improve convenience for Wave Transit passengers, Wave Transit now offers the ability for passengers to send a text message from their mobile device to get real-time bus location information. The text message program is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 365 days a year. Passengers do not need to register for the program, and will only receive a text message to their phone if they choose to use the service. The following explains how to use this service:

  1. Type the requested bus on a particular route in the message block of any text message. Example (fixed bus routes): To find out the location of Bus 102, passengers would type “Bus 102” into the text message block. This will be the similar pattern to use for all numbered fixed routes. To find out the location of UNCW shuttles, passengers will type the first letter of the color of the route. For example, passengers will type “Bus R” into the text message block to find the location of the UNCW Red Route.
  2. Send the message to 90947. This number will be the same one used regardless of what bus route the passengers are requesting. Once passengers use these instructions to locate a bus on a particular route, a text message will be sent to the passenger’s phone within 30 seconds that will give an up to the minute location of the bus. This service is free to everyone who chooses to the use the program; however, standard text messaging charges may apply per agreements with individual passenger’s cell phone carriers.

Wave Transit has partnered with Mobile Education LLC to implement this valuable program to our passengers.  Passengers wanting to track buses in real time using the internet can also use the real time bus tracking tool located below. If you have any questions regarding this text message program, you may contact Jon Dodson, Deputy Director, via e-mail, jdodson@wavetransit.com, or by phone, (910) 202-2057.