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Operating since 1987, the WAVE is a Senior and Disabled curb-to-curb paratransit service operating through a cooperative partnership between the City of
Redondo Beach and the City of Hermosa Beach.  The WAVE provides convenient, inexpensive shared-ride transportation to destinations within Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach and designated satellite facilities in adjacent communities of Manhattan Beach and Torrance. Call (310) 802-7684 for a free introductory trip.

Vehicles are powered by CNG (compressed natural gas) and equipped with wheelchair lifts.

WAVE Eligibility
Senior Citizens: age 62+
Disabled Riders: individuals of any age with impairment or disability. Show proof of disability, such as a Medicare Card, CA Department of Motor Vehicles Disabled ID card, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) disabled reduced fare card, or physician's letter verifying disability.

Register for a WAVE Identification Card
Residents of Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach must complete an application.  Call
(310) 937-6660 or visit Redondo Beach City Hall, Door E, at 415 Diamond Street.  Registration applications may be mailed to City of Redondo Beach, c/o Transit Division, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach CA  90277.

To download the application:

Dial-A-Ride WAVE Identification Card Application

WAVE Fares One-Way Within Hermosa Beach or Redondo Beach
Senior (age 62+) and Disabled $1.00 each
Senior or Disabled Groups (3 or more passengers) $0.75 each

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Holidays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day)

To schedule a trip call the WAVE Dispatch

6:00am to 8:30pm, 7 days a week
(310) 802-7684

Be Ready to Provide: 
Pick-up address
(2) Destination address

(3) Number of passengers traveling
(4) Any required assistance

Trips Available
call for a pick-up within 30 minutes, depending on demand
Same Day
call for a pick-up within two hours, depending on demand
make a reservation 7 days in advance
schedule pick-up for same time daily or weekly
3 or more passengers traveling from the same origin to the same destination pay a reduced fare.
Request group service for 5 or more at least 24 hours in advance.

Service Areas
All rides must begin or end in Hermosa Beach
, Redondo Beach, or at one of the satellite locations.

Rules for Riding the WAVE

  • Be curbside and ready to board when the vehicle arrives since it may only wait 3 minutes
  • Have exact fare
  • Tipping is prohibited
  • Plan for slightly longer travel times since rides are shared
  • Maximum 4 shopping bags per person allowed
  • Cancellations must be made no later than 2 hours prior to scheduled pick up times
  • Patrons who accumulate 3 no-shows within a 90-day period may be subject to suspension of service

Contact Us
To make a suggestion or file a complaint about a ride or dispatching the WAVE,
call (310) 802-7684
TDD (424)212-4299 
or email

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