West Virginia University’s Personal Rapid Transit will be shutting down operations starting May 7. The PRT will resume operations on May 29, one week after the start of the summer semester. This shutdown is essential for not only technical reasons but also to undertake some structural repairs along the guide way. The repairs are for long-term preventive maintenance of the system and fleet and improve the functionality and reliability of the service.
During this shutdown period, the University will offer free shuttle service the week of May 21 that connects all campuses and provides pick-up and drop-off at current PRT stops. The shuttle service will operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. The stops for the PRT Shuttle will be Mountaineer Station on Van Voorhis, Tower Station, Engineering Loop, Mountainlair (inbound towards downtown), Walnut at Chestnut, and Beechurst Station Loop (outbound towards Evansdale. A schedule for the shuttle route can be found at http://transportation.wvu.edu.
In addition to this PRT shuttle during the week of May 21, WVU students and employees have free access to the Mountain Line bus service with a valid WVU ID. For more information on Mountain Line routes and services, please go to the website at www.busride.org.
Also this month, May 14 is National Bike to Work Week with a special WVU Bike to Work Day celebration planned on Friday, May 18. Join in that week and ride your bike to work.
For more information regarding the PRT shutdown or the available shuttle services, please contact the Department of Transportation and Parking at (304) 293-5502.
CONTACT: Department of Transportation and Parking
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