Transportation Resources

The Wave Campus Shuttle Service

A photo of two wave shuttles



Find Your Shuttle!
A map showing the wave routes and stops


Plan your Wave Ride with Google Maps!

The Wave schedule is fully integrated with Google Transit! Simply open Google Maps on your phone or another device, and input a destination like you would for any directions. The nearest Wave shuttle and schedule will be shown to you with a time to arrive at your destination.

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. Powered by LiftTango.



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.

The Wave shuttle driving in front of the library.

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.

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