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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?

 
 

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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

STATIONS

Walnut

Downtown Morgantown
One Waterfront (WVU offices)

Rail Trail 
Hazel Ruby McQuain Park
Morgantown city parking/ garages

Beechurst

Accessibility Services
Armstrong Hall
Boreman Hall
Brooks Hall
Business and Economics
Center for Black Culture
Chitwood Hall
Clark Hall
College Park
Colson Hall
Dadisman Hall



Daily Athenaeum 
Downtown Library 
Eiesland Hall 
Elizabeth Moore Hall 
Hodges Hall 
Honors Hall
Knapp Hall
Life Sciences
Martin Hall
Ming Hsieh Hall
Mountainlair 
Oglebay Hall 
Purinton House 
Seneca Hall 
Stalnaker Hall 
Stansbury Hall 
Stewart Hall 
Student Services Center 
Summit Hall 
University Place 
Vandalia Hall
White Hall 
Woodburn Hall

Towers

Agricultural Sciences
Ag Sciences Annex
Allen Hall
Blaney House
(CPASS)
Erickson Alumni Center


Health & Education Bldg  
Healthcare clinics &      pharmacy  
Law Center 
Lincoln Hall Housing 
Football Stadium

Oakland Hall  
Percival Hall  
South Ag Sciences  
Student Health  
Student Rec Center  
Towers Housing (Bennett, Lyon, Braxton, Brooke)  
University Park Housing 

Engineering

Advanced Engineering        
Art Museum
Coliseum
Creative Arts Center(CAC) 

Engineering Sciences Bldg 
Evansdale Library 
Evansdale Crossing
Greenhouse
Mineral Resource Bldg (MRB) 

Museum Education Center 

Medical Center/Health Sciences

Mountaineer Station ( WVU Parking office)


Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Ctr 
WVU Eye Institute 
WVU Physician Office Center 
WVU Medicine Ruby Hospital 

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

The best way to get around campus.

Current Operating Hours

Fall/Spring Semester- (M-F) 6:30am-10:15pm and (Sat) 9:30am-5:00pm 

CLOSED (Sun)

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 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.