Congestion and parking is a problem in Morgantown as newcomers to town may have already noticed. Demand for parking space greatly exceeds space availability. Given this, the University has been working with community partners to encourage alternative means of transportation. We also recommend that first year students not bring a car to campus. To encourage use of alternative transportation reduce the demand for parking on campus and traffic congestion please consider the following options:
WVU parking permit display rules and regulations are as described in the attached document. Please observe the proper placement of your parking permit. Failure to display the permit in the proper manner without the approval of the Parking Management office may result in a citation.
The Mountain Line-University employees and students may ride Mon County’s award winning bus service for free by showing their WVU I.D. Information about The Mountain Line and its routes may be found at http://www.busride.org/. If you click on the WVU Campus Service button in the far right column of that page, you will find information of interest.
The Blue and Gold Connector-this bus connects the Evansdale campus and the Life Sciences building on the Downtown campus and runs every 20 minutes (10 minutes during peak periods). This is an alternative to the PRT to get between campuses. The route for this bus may be accessed through the Mountain Line’s web page.
Coliseum-Commuter students, faculty, staff, and visitors can park here for free most days. Restrictions may exist prior to football games, basketball games and other special events. No overnight parking is allowed in the Coliseum lot.
Bike racks-All Mountain Line buses have them on the outside of their buses for those who wish to both bike and take the bus.Additional bike racks have been installed on the Downtown and Evansdale campuses.
PRT-The Personal Rapid Transit system is a unique system of transportation between the 4 different areas of campus. The PRT averages 15,000 riders a day.
Walking or Biking-Two trails can be used to get to work or school. The Caperton trail along the Monogahela River has 8 miles of paved track and runs by WVU. The Deckers Creek Trail intersects with that trail. Further information about the trails may be found at: http://www.morgantown.com/trails.htm.
If you need a parking space for a short period of time, short-term parking lots exist on the Downtown and Evansdale campuses.
If you will be driving to campus and have been unable to obtain a space in a University lot, the City of Morgantown Parking Authority has several parking garages close to the downtown campus. You can reach the parking authority by calling (304) 284-7435 or (304) 284-7436.