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.
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.
PRT has stations available in all three campus areas:
Walnut – Downtown Morgantown
Beechurst – Campus Centre
Engineering – Evansdale Area on Campus
Towers – Evansdale area of campus
HSC – Health Sciences Area on Campus
All students and staff ride the PRT for free with a valid WVU ID. Members of the public can pay as little as $0.50 to ride.
To ride, simply swipe your card or pay, press the button to your chosen destination, enter through the turnstiles and wait for your ride. Use the digital signs on the platforms to know when your vehicle is arriving and where you can board.
While using PRT, follow all directions to ensure your safety. Avoid overloading the vehicle or leaving the doors open. Passengers should also never step on an electrically powered walkway or force open vehicle doors or windows unless instructed to do so. Platforms and stations are monitored at all times by PRT central control personnel. If you have any questions or concerns while using PRT, please use the helplines located on each platform to speak directly to PRT Central Control.
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 p.m. It is closed on Sundays. The PRT may have special hours for campus events and university holidays.
In August, PRT will be open with extended hours on the following dates:
Sunday, August 14, 9:30-10:00 p.m
Monday, August 15, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m
Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m
For changes to PRT hours, as well as PRT status updates and other information, follow @WVUPRTstatus on Twitter.
When PRT is out of service for an extended period of time, buses will run in its place while officials work to get PRT running again. These buses will stop near PRT stations to pick up those passengers who have been waiting for the PRT. Bus service will cease when PRT resumes service.
Beechurst: Bus route at Beechurst Station
Walnut: Bus line at Beechurst Station
Engineering: Bus lane over short-term parking (Lot 9) on lower level of Evansdale Crossing
Towers: Bus line in front of Brooke Tower
Medical/HSC: Bus lane in front of hill station
Buses on the mountain line
Mountain Line Transit Authority is Morgantown’s public bus system. WVU students and employees can ride free on Mountain Line buses with a valid WVU ID.
There are several campus bus routes that transport passengers between our parts of campus and beyond each day. Many Morgantown bus routes also operate to transport passengers throughout the local community.
Do you like traveling by bike? Bike racks are located on campus and can be used by any cyclist to park and lock their bike.
We also encourage you to register your bicycle with the WVU Police Department through their Operations Identification Program. This program helps officers more easily identify your bike if it is ever stolen or lost. Call 304-293-2677 for more information.
If driving your own vehicle is your preferred method of transportation, please note 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 spaces without a permit for that space may receive a parking citation. To view available permits, visit the Mountaineer Station Parking Management office or purchase online. Short term parking may be charged on an hourly basis and is first come, first served.
The Morgantown Parking Authority also offers several parking options near campus.
Thousands of people pass through the campus every day. Do your part as a driver and as a pedestrian to keep hikers as safe as possible. Stay alert and eliminate distractions while walking and driving. When crossing the road as a pedestrian, use pedestrian signals and appropriate crosswalks, and when approaching crosswalks as a driver, be sure to watch for and yield to pedestrians.
Morgantown offers several ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft. These are good options for traveling at night after the PRT and bus services have ended or when you can’t drive yourself.
For the latest transport and parking news, follow @WVUparking on Twitter and Facebook. You can also visit our website for more information.