What You Need to Know: Transportation
Campus transportation will have a different look this fall. We've added new options to help you get where you need to go.
- Students who choose to drive their own vehicle may use the parking lots available Downtown, on Evansdale or Health Sciences.
- A limited number of temporary parking permits for fall 2020 are available first-come, first-served.
- Permits will be valid through Monday, Nov. 30.
- Purchase by visiting the Parking Portal, selecting “get permits” and logging in with your WVU credentials.
- Permits also may be purchased at the Parking Management office at 1112 Van Voorhis Road.
- Visit Transportation and Parking for more information and to purchase a permit.
Transportation and Parking is offering a special temporary parking program for employees who are working exclusively remotely this fall.
- Remote employees’ parking permits are suspended from Aug. 1 through Dec. 31.
- Parking fees included as an automatic payroll deduction were suspended beginning Aug. 1.
- Permits for remote employees remain active in WVU’s parking database, which allows Transportation and Parking to share important parking updates and announcements with these employees.
- Remote employees’ permits and/or parking spaces will be guaranteed upon their return to on-campus work in January 2021.
WVU Bus Routes and Schedule
With the PRT out of service for the fall semester, WVU is operating 35-40 additional buses to transport students and employees between Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences areas.
Buses will operate weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Fall 2020 WVU Bus Schedule. Expect wait times to be approximately 20-30 minutes. These times could increase during hours of heavy traffic. Please plan accordingly to make it to your destination on time.
Attendants will be available at all bus stops to assist with loading and unloading passengers.
Country Roads (Falling Run Rd. - Oakland St. - Mountaineer Station Loop)
- Depart: Buses will load and depart from the bus stop at Falling Run Rd. and travel via University Ave. to the Oakland St. crosswalks, where students will depart for Towers. Buses will continue on University Ave., make a right on Van Voorhis Rd. and proceed to Mountaineer Station.
- Return: Buses will depart Mountaineer Station, proceed to University Ave., stop at the Oakland St. crosswalks and travel via University Ave. back to the designated bus stop on Falling Run Rd.
Health Sciences Express (Mountaineer Station to Evansdale Crossing Loop)
- Continuous Loop: Buses will operate on a continuous loop between Mountaineer Station and Evansdale Crossing via Van Voorhis Rd.
Mountaineer (Beechurst Ave. to Evansdale Crossing Loop)
- Depart: Buses will load in the Area 8 parking lot located off the intersection between Campus Dr. and Beechurst Ave. Once loaded, buses will proceed on Beechurst Ave. to Evansdale Crossing.
- Return: Buses will depart via the Evansdale Crossing bus lane and proceed back to Beechurst PRT station (unloading only).
Bus Safety Guidelines
While You're on the Bus
- Passengers on WVU and Mountain Line buses this fall are required to wear face masks or face coverings.
- You should put on your mask/covering before boarding and wear it the entire trip.
- Avoid touching surfaces with your hands.
- Follow occupancy guidelines to allow for physical distancing.
- Sit every other row in a checkerboard pattern to adhere to the 6-foot spacing guideline (layouts may vary).
When You Leave the Bus
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol as soon as possible and before removing your mask or face covering.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed in all buses.
Other Safety Measures
- All drivers will wear face coverings or masks.
- A guard or shield will be installed in all buses to protect drivers.
- WVU transportation will undergo routine DSV (Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Virucide) after each shift.
- If you are traveling long distances in a WVU fleet vehicle, stops should only be made for fuel and restrooms. Be sure to sanitize and/or wash hands after these activities.
- Each person in the vehicle should have their own hand sanitizer bottle clearly labeled with their name, and bottles should not be shared.
- Handwashing with soap and water is an acceptable alternative and a highly encouraged practice every few hours.
- No more than two people may occupy the row of a vehicle.
- Masks/cloth face coverings should be worn when more than one person is in a vehicle (unless all passengers are part of the same household).
- If possible, travel with windows open.
- High-touch areas (e.g., keys, door handles and the steering wheel) must be disinfected before and after each trip and between drivers if there is a driver switch.
Please also be sure to follow these protocols (as applicable) when dropping off and picking up fleet vehicles for maintenance.
Mountain Line Buses
- Mountain Line is free for faculty, staff and students with a valid WVU ID.
- WVU will have two designated rideshare pickup locations for Uber and Lyft:
- Biking is another great (and green) way for students, faculty and staff to get around campus.
- In 2019, WVU was named a bronze-level Bicycle-Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. The City of Morgantown also was named a bronze-level Bicycle-Friendly Community.
- WVU is among 208 colleges and universities in 47 states and the District of Columbia that received the bicycle-friendly designation, and the University is the only academic institution in West Virginia to be recognized.
- Beyond our campus, the rail trail is a great way to explore Morgantown and the surrounding area by bike. The rail trail also allows you to travel between the Downtown and Evansdale areas of campus.
- Bike rack locations are available on WVU's campus maps.
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