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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.

Important information

Personal Rapid Transit

  • The PRT will not be in service during the fall semester.
  • The University will operate 35-40 additional buses to transport our campus community between Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences areas.

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Remote Employees

Transportation and Parking is offering a special temporary parking program for employees who are working exclusively remotely this fall.

  • Remote employees’ parking permits will be suspended from Aug. 1 through Dec. 31.
  • Parking fees that are included as an automatic payroll deduction will be suspended beginning Saturday, Aug. 1.
  • Permits for remote employees will remain active in WVU’s parking database, which will allow WVU 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.

On-Campus and Hybrid Employees

  • Employees working on campus or in a “hybrid” capacity (i.e., splitting their time between on-campus and remote work) this fall may cancel their parking permits before they are automatically renewed on Aug. 1.
  • Employees who cancel their permits will lose their designated vehicle spaces on campus.

Students

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WVU Bus Routes

Buses will operate weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. 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).

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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.

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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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.
  • 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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