WE GO! is the Department of Transportation and Parking’s campaign promoting alternative transportation and reducing parking demand in the Morgantown area. This campaign works hand in hand with the WE CAN program which is WVU’s Environmental Conservation Awareness Now. WE GO! provides on-campus residents, commuter students and University employees options for getting to and around campus. Besides the use of free Mountain Line and PRT services and the continued development of bicycling and safer pedestrian pathways, the WE GO! program is offering Carpool, Vanpool, and Car-share programs that will reduce congestion and pollution, while saving employees and students money from the recent high fuel prices.
We support alternative transportation programs and initiatives offered in cooperation with the Morgantown Monongalia MPO
WE GO Programs:
New to WVU this fall is Zipcar, a short-term rental car sharing program that allows registered users to rent one of the vehicles for a low hourly or daily rate. The vehicles will be accessible at both the Downtown and Evansdale Campuses. For more information on how to register, click here .
Zimride, WVU’s new Carpool matching program links students/employees with other students/employees that have the same commute areas and times. The on-line carpool matching software includes information on commute cost savings, emission benefits, and mapping that shows the locations of other potential passengers for your Carpool.
: We are giving you access to the software that matches you with other students that share similar commutes. The software enables you to collaborate with others using the popular Facebook.com. The parking arrangements are for you and your other carpoolers to figure out. To register for the matching software click here.
: The program will provide benefits that encourage carpooling such as preferred parking locations, a limited number of one-day parking permits for those times in which you have to drive, and a guaranteed rides home. To register for the matching software click here. After you are done registering for the matching software which you are not obligated to, you can go to the bulleted list to the right and click “Carpool” which will take you to another page where you need to fill out the “Employee Carpool Registration” and send it into the parking office.
Carpool matching is an easy and free process that provides a great way to meet your neighbors and fellow University students/co-workers!
For employees ONLY whose one-way commute is greater than 15 miles, this Vanpool program may be the way for you. Through a third party Vanpool provider, employees can contract with a company that provides small to large capacity vans. The University will provide employees free but limited one-day parking passes, several guaranteed rides home per year, and preferred parking locations for the van. This vanpool program may provide some relief from high gas prices to those employees that commute long distance regularly to campus.
For those employees who are willing to give up their parking permit or simply do not purchase a parking permit, but wish to occasionally drive to campus, you may participate in the Occasional Parker Program. Those participants will receive 18 free one-day parking passes per fiscal year with additional $5 one-day parking passes available for purchase at the parking office with a 10 additional permit maximum. This program is great for employees that carpool, walk or ride a bicycle to work or use the PRT or Mountain Line but need to bring a car to work on an infrequent basis. Parking areas for the Occasional Parker program are limited to certain lots on all three campuses but not available in the Waterfront area. For more information on this program click the link labeled “Occasional Parking Program” to the right.
You may notice new bicycle racks being installed throughout the campus. While the hills provide a challenge to those wanting to ride bikes, the University in conjunction with the Morgantown Bicycle Board is looking at new ways to encourage bicycles as a viable mode of transportation. Please contact the Morgantown Bicycle Board if you have suggestions on ways to get bicycles in the transportation flow.
The Carpool, Vanpool, and Car-sharing programs, as well as more attention to bikes and pedestrians, are designed to provide an option for getting around campus and the city of Morgantown. These programs will also help in decreasing transportation costs, increasing air quality, and reducing traffic congestion.
For more information on these new programs, please call the Department of Transportation and Parking at 304-293-5502.