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WVU’s PRT shuts down till August for upgrades

Dominion Post photo by Ron Rittenhouse The PRT closed for the summer on Monday with 73 vehicles undergoing maintenance.
Dominion Post photo by Ron Rittenhouse
The PRT closed for the summer on Monday with 73 vehicles undergoing maintenance.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU’s Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system will continue to modernize in summer through system upgrades and maintenance activities, such as the installation of new train control infrastructure and the replacement of select electrical gear.

To accomplish this, PRT operations were shut down Sunday and will resume Aug. 10.

Arlie Forman, associate director for the PRT, sees this as an opportunity to make much-needed improvements to the system, which has moved more than 82 million passengers since opening in 1975.

“WVU is committed to a multi-phase modernization plan costing over $100 million to revitalize our PRT, thereby improving system reliability and operational efficiencies,” he said.

During this period, WVU will offer the Mountaineer Station shuttle service starting Monday…

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