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Damage from a rock fall on a PRT car on Feb. 10, 2020. Emergency services cut a large portion off the vehicle to remove the occupants.

WVU's Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) service is expected to be "back to normal" on Wednesday, according to a press release from the University.

PRT transportation between Downtown and Evansdale stations had been shut down following a rockslide on Monongahela Boulevard on Feb. 10, resulting in three people being injured and other varied damages.

“Our number one priority is the safety of our students,” said Rob Alsop, vice president for strategic initiatives, in a statement. “Therefore, we have taken the necessary steps and analysis to feel confident the PRT is safe to operate in that area.” 

Additionally, the West Virginia Department of Highways and WVU have implemented two other short term measures: suspension of the Monongahela Boulevard bike path and the addition of more barriers along the hillside.