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What You Need to Know: Transportation

Campus transportation will have a different look this year. We've added new options to help you get where you need to go.

Parking

Parking

Students

  • A limited number of winter break and temporary parking permits for the spring semester will be available to students on a first-come, first-served basis for Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences lots.
    • Permits will be valid Friday, Jan. 15, through Saturday, May 15.
    • 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.
    • Permits will be available for pickup at the beginning of the spring semester at the Parking Management office.
  • Visit Transportation and Parking for more information and to purchase a permit.

Remote Employees

Transportation and Parking will continue the special temporary parking program for employees who are working exclusively remotely this spring.

  • Remote employees’ parking permits will be suspended through Sunday, May 30.
  • Parking fees included as an automatic payroll deduction will continue to be suspended.
  • 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 the summer.

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Bus

WVU Bus Routes and Schedule

With the PRT remaining out of service for the spring semester, WVU will be operating additional buses to transport students and employees between Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences areas.

  • Buses will follow WVU bus routes and operate weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Check bus travel times. These times could increase during hours of heavy traffic or other unexpected traffic disruptions. 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.

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Bus Safety Guidelines

While You're on the Bus

  • Passengers on WVU and Mountain Line buses 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.

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vehicle

Fleet Vehicles

  • 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.

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Other Transportation

Mountain Line Buses

  • Mountain Line is free for faculty, staff and students with a valid WVU ID.

Rideshare

Biking

  • Biking is another great (and green) way for students, faculty and staff to get around campus. Bike rack locations are available on WVU's campus maps.

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