On the move on campus: transport options in autumn 2022 | e-news

As you prepare your fall 2022 travel plans, you have multiple transportation options on and around campus to get you to your desired destination.

PRT

The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system is now open. Driving the PRT is quick and easy. It’s also one of the most efficient and sustainable ways to get around campus.

The PRT has stations in all three areas of the campus:

  • Walnut – Downtown Morgantown

  • Beechurst – Downtown area of ​​campus

  • Engineering – Evansdale area on campus

  • Towers – Evansdale area on campus

  • HSC – Health Sciences Department on campus

All students and employees can use the PRT free of charge with a valid WVU ID. Members of the public can only pay $0.50 for the ride.

To ride, simply swipe your card or pay, press the button next to your chosen destination, enter through the turnstiles and await your ride. Use the digital signage on the platforms to know when your vehicle will arrive and where to board.

When using the PRT, follow all guidelines to ensure your safety. Avoid overloading the vehicle or keeping the doors open. Passengers should also never step on the powered roadway or force open vehicle doors or windows unless instructed to do so. The platforms and stations are constantly monitored by PRT headquarters staff. If you have any questions or concerns while using the PRT, please contact the help phones on each platform directly to speak to the PRT Central Controller.

This fall, the PRT will be open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed on Sundays. During campus events and university holidays, the PRT may have special opening hours.

In August, the PRT runs with extended opening hours on these days:

  • Sunday, August 14, 9:30am-10pm

  • Monday, August 15, 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m

  • Tuesday, August 16, 6:30am-11pm

For PRT operating hours changes, as well as PRT status updates and other information, please follow @WVUPRTstatus on Twitter.

WVU buses

If the PRT is down for an extended period, buses will run in its place while staff work to get the PRT up and running again. These buses stop near PRT stations to pick up passengers who have been waiting for the PRT. Bus service ends when the PRT resumes service.

  • Beechurst: Bus loop at Beechurst railway station

  • Walnut: Bus Loop at Beechurst Train Station

  • Technique: Bus lane above the short stay car park (Lot 9) on the lower level of Evansdale Crossing

  • Towers: Bus loop in front of Brooke Tower

  • Medical/HSC: Bus lane in front of Mountaineer Station

Mountain Line buses

The Mountain Line Transit Authority is Morgantown’s public bus system. WVU students and employees can ride the Mountain Line buses free of charge with a valid WVU ID card.

There are several campus bus routes that shuttle passengers between our campus areas and beyond on a daily basis. Many Morgantown bus routes also operate to transport passengers throughout the local community.

Bicycle stand

Do you like to travel by bike? Bike racks are located throughout campus and can be used by all cyclists to park and lock their bikes.

We also recommend that you register your bike with the WVU Police Department through their Operation ID program. This program helps officers identify your bike more easily if it’s ever stolen or lost. Call 304-293-2677 for more information.

Drive

If driving your own vehicle is your preferred method of transportation, please note that on-campus parking is available but limited.

We offer parking tickets and short-term parking spaces for a fee. A parking permit is only available to those who have purchased a parking permit for that lot. Those who park in parking lots without a permit for that parking lot can get a parking ticket. To view available permits, visit the Parking Management Office at Mountaineer Station or purchase online. Short term parking can be paid by the hour and is subject to availability.

The Morgantown Parking Authority also offers several on-campus parking options.

Walk

Thousands of people walk across the campus every day. As a driver and as a pedestrian, do your part to keep mountaineers as safe as possible. Stay alert and eliminate distractions while walking and driving. When crossing the street as a pedestrian, use pedestrian signals and proper crosswalks, and when approaching a crosswalk as a driver, be sure to watch out for and yield to pedestrians.

rideshare

Morgantown offers several ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. These are good options for night driving, when PRT and bus service has ended, or when you can’t drive yourself.

Follow for the latest transportation and parking news @WVUparken on Twitter and Facebook. You can also visit our website for more information.

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