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Pod Cars of the Past and Future

The Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system threads its way through West Virginia University, taking thousands of people a day around the campus, non-stop. It's a system that was meant to be the future: so why isn't it?

Fun Facts

Check out these 14 PRT facts you may or may not have known.

  • The PRT first began passenger service in 1975
  • The PRT is a public transportation service that receives capital funding assistance from the Federal Transit Administration
  • Around 83 million people have traveled the PRT since 1975
  • Approximately 15,000 people ride the PRT during the school year every day
  • Since opening in 1975, the PRT has traveled approximately 22 million miles along its tracks
  • People without ID cards pay just 50 cents to ride the PRT
  • The system has 71 cars that are built on a Dodge truck chassis
  • Each car can accommodate 8 seated passengers and comfortably carry a total of 20 passengers
  • The PRT can travel up to 30 mph
  • It takes 11.5 minutes to ride the entire length of the system from the Walnut Street Station Downtown to the Health Sciences Station
  • The vehicles position on the tracks is monitored constantly through computers
  • The car is powered by environmentally friendly electric motors!
  • The New electric Railway Journal rated the PRT as the best overall performer in its category
  • During the PRT cram in 2000, a record of 97 people fit into the PRT

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

The best way to get around campus.

Current Operating Hours

CLOSED- May 6 thru August 6 (Download WVU summer bus schedule below)

The PRT is closed on University holidays and semester breaks. Extended service may be available for special events. 

Ride FREE with a valid WVU ID
General Public  50 cents per trip

Download the full PRT Summer Bus Schedule

Stations

  • Walnut 
  • Beechurst 
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Towers 
  • Medical Center (Health Sciences Center)
Download a PRT Stations Map
Learn more about the PRT

Missing something? You can reach the lost and found at  (304) 293-5011.