West Virginia University’s PRT resumes operation ahead of Welcome Week 2018

The West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit system resumed operations today (Aug. 9), in time for Welcome Week activities. The PRT came back online for passengers as part of the second phase of a multi-year modernization plan which is designed to upgrade and replace all electronics and train control systems - in essence, everything except the tracks and cars.

PRT suspends summer service for modernization and testing

Beginning May 5, West Virginia University’s PRT will be closed for passenger service to continue with automatic train control modernization and to perform other maintenance and testing activities. It is anticipated that normal operations will resume Wednesday, Aug. 1.

PRT winter break schedule begins Dec. 14

West Virginia University’s Personal Rapid Transit system will not be in operation during the winter break planned Dec. 14 - Jan. 3. The PRT will resume normal operations Jan. 4.

PRT to be down Saturday for testing

The West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit system will be closed to passenger service Saturday (Dec. 2) to accommodate phase II modernization testing.

PRT schedule change planned Nov. 13-17 for modernization testing

The West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit system will be closed to passenger service starting at 8 p.m. next week (Nov. 13-17) to accommodate phase II modernization testing. The University will provide bus support during the suspended PRT hours. Buses will operate on a continuous loop from 8 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. to all PRT locations except for Walnut Street.