The West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit system annual maintenance period is being extended through mid-June. Normal PRT summer hours will resume June 17.
Maintenance began after the spring semester for a variety of electrical projects and non-critical structural repairs to the guideway and infrastructure. The purpose of the repairs is to conduct long-term preventive maintenance of the system in an effort to improve the functionality and reliability of the service. Since those efforts have begun, several additional non-critical structural/concrete repairs have been discovered that will require additional time to remediate.
During this closure, the University will offer free bus shuttle service through June 14 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. Stops for the PRT Shuttle will be Mountaineer Station on Van Voorhis Road, Tower Station, Engineering Loop, the Mountainlair (inbound toward downtown), Walnut at Chestnut Street, and Beechurst Station Loop (outbound toward Evansdale). A schedule for the shuttle route can be found at http://transportation.wvu.edu/prt.
In addition to the PRT bus shuttle during the period, 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 their website at www.busride.org.
For more information regarding the PRT closure or the available shuttle services, please contact the Department of Transportation and Parking at (304) 293-5502.
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