West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown is unveiling a new alternative transportation program this week called WE GO!
Throughout the week, WVU’s Department of Transportation and
Parking will promote alternative forms of transportation, including riding the
bus, using Morgantown’s
peoplemover system, walking, carpooling and vanpooling.
“Each day we will showcase a particular mode of transportation
and what we at the university can do to help make that service more accessible
to commuters,” said Hugh Kierig, director of transportation and parking. There
will also be giveaways and prizes ranging from gift certificates to a Nintendo
Wii or Apple iPod.
Kierig said WE GO! is a comprehensive initiative aimed at reducing traffic
congestion and parking demand on campus and helping students and employees save
on fuel costs. Services include free use of Mountain Line buses and the peoplemover
system, an online carpooling site that matches employees who commute to campus
and an employee vanpool program for long-distance commuters. A car sharing
program for students and employees to rent cars on a short-term basis will be
implemented at the start of the spring semester.