Ride the Wake

Alternate Modes of Transportation for
Business I-40 closure

Business I-40 is closing on November 17, 2018. As an alternative transportation option from Kernersville to Winston-Salem, you can use Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation’s (PART) Route 17 (http://www.partnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Route-17-for-web.pdf).

Stop #6 on this route is located near Innovation Quarter (5th & Patterson). Once at this location, it’s just a short walk to catch the Wake Downtown shuttle in front of the Innovation Quarter Building on Vine St. for a short ride to Wake Forest University. The schedule for the Wake Downtown shuttle can be found at

Ride The Wake Advertisement

Real-Time Bus Tracking and OnCall Demand Programs

Transportation and Parking Services introduces improved technology that tracks shuttles in real-time and offers enhanced safe-ride on-call demand service.

Wake Forest Transportation and Parking Services adopted a new app that it encourages all shuttle riders to download and begin using immediately.  The app is designed to make the shuttle service more convenient for all riders, including those who take advantage of the OnCall service launched last fall.

The TransLoc Rider app replaces the RidetheWake app that has been associated with Wake Forest’s shuttle system for years.  Transportation and Parking Services asks that shuttle riders drop use of the old app now in favor of using the new one.

One of the most significant advantages of the TransLoc rider app is that it provides riders with real-tracking of the shuttles in service. Riders know where the shuttles are and when they are expected to arrive.

For those using the OnCall service, also known as Safe Ride, here are some advantages of the new app:

  • Replaces calling a cell phone for a ride
  • Use the TransLocRider app to schedule a safe ride from your smart phone
  • During the summer (May 8 – August 25) Safe ride available Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

See your location and your vehicle’s location on a map in real-time.

More information on service areas, review our service area map.

Shuttle Finder

Click on the Track Your Bus Live button below to view real-time RidetheWake shuttle tracking.

Track your bus live!

Contact Us

Transportation and Parking Services
Alumni Hall, Building 26, Room 138
336-758-7275  (PARK)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7244
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Transportation and Parking Services Lobby Hours 
M-Th, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
F, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Shuttle Schedules
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University Police Escort

Parking/Citation Inquiries
M-F, 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
336-758-7275  (PARK)

Booted, Towed or Malfunctioning Vehicles
M-F, 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.
336-758-7275  (PARK)

After 5 p.m. and weekends: 336.758.4255