Parking and Transportation

Transportation Resources

The Wave Campus Shuttle Service


  • You can now track your Wave Shuttle with LIFTANGO!
    • Use Liftango on your phone or computer to get the shuttle location and know when to get to a stop.
  • The Wave shuttle runs on a continuous loop
    • The East Campus shuttle runs in a continuous loop with no preset stop time - each loop is about 27 minutes.
    • The Main Campus shuttle also runs in a continuous loop - each loop is about 9 minutes.
  • The Wave Shuttle is the only transit option from East Campus Housing to Main Campus Main Campus is served by several Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) bus routes that enable access to the rest of Monterey County at the CSUMB Alumni & Visitor's Center.
A map showing the wave routes and stops


  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    The Wave Shuttle will run on a modified route during the Winter Term through East Campus Housing approximately every 35 minutes. Below is a map of the route. 

    The shuttle runs on a continuous loop with no preset schedule.  Use the LIFTANGO app to check the location of the bus.  Budget enough time to walk to the stop to catch your shuttle.

    Winter Shuttle Stops are:

    1. T&A Library,
    2. Manassas/Wilderness,
    3. Bunker Hill/Yorktown,
    4. Schoonover/White,
    5. Schoonover/Devers Court,
    6. Lot 59,
    7. Otter Sports Center,
    8. 4th Ave A&VC

    To access the LIFTANGO app, please click on the link below, or copy and paste the URL onto your browser.

  • Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    The East Campus shuttle route stops at all bus stops when there are passengers at or approaching the stops. The route overlaps the Main Campus Shuttle route and provides service to the Otter Sports Center. T&A Library and Valley Hall.  The shuttles run on a continuous loop.  Please track bus location on the Liftango app.  Budget enough time to walk to the bus stop to catch the bus.  Each loop takes approximately 30 minutes, with two buses running during Fall and Spring semesters with 15-minute headways.  During winter and summer sessions, the loop is serviced by only one shuttle with 30-minute headways.

    East Campus Stops are:

    1. Manassas/Wilderness
    2. Manassas/Antietam Court
    3. Abrams/Schoonover
    4. Bunker Hill/Yorktown
    5. Bunker Hill/Princeton Court
    6. Schoonover/White
    7. Schoonover/Holvits Court
    8. Schoonover/Devers Court,

    All other stops on Main Campus can be located on Main Campus Route.  To access the LIFTANGO app, please click on the link below, or copy and paste the URL onto your browser.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    The Main Campus shuttle is a continuous loop service with no preset schedule. The Main Campus loop overlaps the East Campus Shuttle Loop on the Main Campus Only. During the day, this provides service approximately every 8.5 minutes from each of the destinations listed below.

    Please track bus location on the LIFTANGO app.  Budget enough time to walk to the bus stop to catch the bus. Main Campus Loop service only operates during the Fall and Spring semesters.

    Main Campus Stops are:

    1. T&A Library
    2. Gavilan Hall
    3. Lot 59
    4. Science Annex
    5. 4th Avenue Alumni and Visitor Center

    To access the LIFTANGO app, please click on the link below, or copy and paste the URL onto your browser.

Using the Shuttle Tracker

You can use the tracker to plan your route and find your shuttle. Simply click the button at the top that says "Find My Shuttle!" and the shuttle tracking website will launch. From there, you can input your destination and the tracker will show you the nearest stop to you, how many available seats there are, and the total time it will take to your destination.
A girl using the Wave Tracker on her phone.


How to Ride the Wave

The Wave Shuttle Service is FREE for all students, affiliates, and campus visitors. Shuttles will stop at all stops along the route. In case of an emergency, alert your bus driver and call 911 either from your phone or exit and find the nearest blue light emergency beacon.

1. Wait for The Wave shuttle to arrive at a shuttle stop. Boarding and alighting is only allowed at stops.

A group of students waiting at the bus stop for The Wave shuttle.


2. When the shuttle comes to a complete stop, board, and be prepared to show your Otter ID.

A group of students boarding The Wave Shuttle


3. Ride the wave! Remain seated until the bus arrives at your location and comes to a complete stop.

Students riding the wave shuttle.


How to take your bike on the Wave

All Wave shuttles are equipped with two bike racks. To take your bike with you on the wave, follow these steps:

1. Lower the bike rack on the front of the shuttle by squeezing the handle and lowering the rack.

A student loading a bike onto the wave shuttle - step one


2. Load the bike onto the rack. Pay attention to where the front tire should go.

A student loading a bike onto the wave shuttle - step two


3. Secure your bike by lifting the hook and affixing the spring load to the front tire.

A student securing the bike onto the wave shuttle - step 3


Reverse the steps above to remove your bike. If no bikes are left, please place the rack back in the upright position.

Service Guidelines

  • Please be courteous to drivers and fellow riders.
  • Riders and drivers should follow all CSUMB COVID-19 safety protocols while on the shuttles and waiting at the shuttle stops. This includes wearing a mask at all times. 
  • Have your Otter ID card ready to display if requested by the driver.
  • All vehicles are equipped with interior cameras for passenger and rider safety and security.
  • Secure all large or loose items before departure and remain seated while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Eating and drinking are discouraged while on board. 

About The Wave

CSUMB provides a FREE campus shuttle service, called "The Wave," to connect you to your campus destinations. Commuters can catch The Wave at Lot 59 for quick access to Main Campus. The East Campus route provides frequent service all day from any bus stop in East Campus Housing to the Library, Otter Sports Center, and 4th Avenue / Alumni & Visitor's Center.

Your feedback is welcome:

If you have any comments or questions about "the wave," please send an email.

Learn about other modes of transportation on the Transportation Resources webpage.