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March 4, 2013

UT Survey: Bus replacement tops university transit budget wish lists

Operators are not only hoping to replace aging buses and vanpool vehicles, they are also looking for support for bicycle programs, electric vehicle charging stations and dispatch/demand-response software.


November 5, 2012

UT Survey: Holiday travel services

Campus transit operators offer a wide range of additional transit options, ranging from charter bus services to partnerships with Greyhound and Megabus to coordinating with Amtrak for students going home for the holidays. Additionally, one operator extended its late-night demand-response service for students who stay on campus during Thanksgiving and winter breaks.


October 1, 2012

UT Survey: New developments for the Fall semester

Taking measures to accommodate growing ridership, dealing with driver staffing shortages and introducing new bus routes and vehicle features are keeping university transit operators busy as the Fall semester gets under way.


October 17, 2011

W. Virginia U. displays PRT system at sustainability event

Introduced representatives from 15 higher education institutions from the U.S. and Canada to its Personal Rapid Transit system at the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference in Pittsburgh.


July 25, 2011

West Va. U. to upgrade personal rapid transit system

As part of the PRT's refurbishment, Bombardier Transport will provide a new propulsion unit. The unit controls the electrical motor that's underneath the vehicle, enabling riders to notice the system's ramped up electrical power.


May 23, 2011

W. Va. University modernizing PRT system

Ten cars have already been outfitted with digital onboard computers, and a signed contract will deliver 61 systems for the remainder of the fleet in approximately the next year.


October 26, 2009

WVU opens transportation hub

The 7,000-square-foot Mountaineer Station features a 500-space parking garage for both permit and short-term use, a commuter student lounge with lockers, interior bicycle storage and showers, a waiting area for Mountain Line and campus bus passengers, direct access to the Health Sciences Center PRT Station, and information stations for Mountain Line and WVU transportation services.


August 31, 2009

W. Va. University PRT system back in service

Introduced at WVU in 1975, the personal rapid transit system was the first fully-automated rapid transit system in the world.


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