Traveling around campus: Fall 2022 transportation options | e-news


As you prepare your travel plans for the Fall 2022 semester, you have several transportation options on and around campus to get you where you need to go.

PRT

The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system is now open. Riding 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 available on all three areas of campus:

  • Walnut—downtown Morgantown

  • Beechurst – Downtown area of ​​campus

  • Engineering—Evansdale area of ​​campus

  • Towers-Evansdale area of ​​campus

  • HSC – Health Sciences area of ​​campus

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

To ride, just swipe your card or pay, push the button next to your chosen destination, enter through the turnstiles, and wait for your ride. Use the digital signage across the platforms to know when your vehicle is arriving and where you can board.

While using the PRT, follow all guidelines to ensure your safety. Avoid overloading the vehicle or holding the doors open. Passengers should also never step onto the electrically powered guideway or forcibly open vehicle doors or windows unless instructed to do so. The platforms and stations are monitored by PRT Central Control staff at all times. If you have any questions or concerns while using the PRT, please use the assistance telephones located on each platform to talk directly to PRT Central Control.

This fall, the PRT will be operating Monday to Friday, 6:30 am to 10:15 pm, and Saturday, 9:30 am to 5 pm It is closed on Sunday. The PRT may have special hours of operation for campus events and University holidays.

During August, the PRT will run on extended hours on these dates:

  • Sunday, Aug. 14, 9:30am-10pm

  • Monday, Aug. 15, 6:30am-11pm

  • Tuesday, Aug. 16, 6:30 am-11 pm

For changes to the PRT’s hours of operation as well as PRT status updates and other information, follow @WVUPRTstatus on Twitter.

WVU buses

When the PRT goes down for an extended period of time, buses will run in its place while employees work to get the PRT running again. These buses will stop near the PRT stations to pick up those passengers who were waiting for the PRT. Bus services will end when the PRT resumes service.

  • Beechurst: Bus loop at Beechurst station

  • Walnut: Bus loop at Beechurst station

  • Engineering: Bus lane above the short-term parking lot (Lot 9) at 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 Mountain Line buses for free with a valid WVU ID.

There are several campus bus routes that take passengers between our areas of campus and beyond each day. Many Morgantown bus routes also operate to transport passengers throughout the local community.

Bike racks

Like to travel by bicycle? Bike racks are located across campus and can be used by any bicyclists to park and lock your bike.

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

Driving

If driving your personal vehicle is your preferred method of transportation, please know that parking is available on campus but is limited.

We offer permit parking and short-term paid parking options. Permit parking is only available to those who have purchased a permit for that lot. Those who park in permit lots without a permit for that lot may receive a parking citation. To view available permits, visit the Parking Management Office at Mountaineer Station or purchase online. Short-term parking can be paid on an hourly basis and is first-come, first-served.

The Morgantown Parking Authority also offers several parking options near campus.

walking

Thousands of people walk across campus every day. Do your part as a driver and as a pedestrian to keep Mountaineers as safe as possible. Stay alert and eliminate distractions while walking and driving. When crossing the road as a pedestrian, use pedestrian walk signals and appropriate crosswalks, and when approaching crosswalks as a driver, be sure to watch for and yield to pedestrians.

ridesharing

Morgantown offers several ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft. These are good options for traveling at night after PRT and bus services have ended or when you are unable to drive yourself.

For the latest transportation and parking news, follow @WVUparking on Twitter and Facebook. You can also visit our website for more information.