September 2, 2014
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About Amy Snyder

Amy Snyder is the Customer Service Manager at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. She writes and manages content for this blog, The Inside Lane, as well as the social media pages for CUMTD.

Happy Fall Semester

Welcome to another school year, Chambana students! It is hot, hot, hot out there and our service is busy, busy, busy. So we’re going to keep this week’s post brief. We want to roll out some reminders and pro tips for … Continue reading

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Service Reductions Lift for Fall Semester

MTD summer service reductions will lift at the start of Friday, August 22 service. But they’ll be back. This week, we’re covering what service reductions are and when you can expect them again. Why Reduce Service? MTD reduces bus service … Continue reading

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MTD’s 2014-2015 Service Year Begins August 17

MTD’s new service year begins this Sunday, August 17. For MTD employees, riders, and bus lovers, it’s an exciting time. Our service is updated once a year and it requires months of feedback, planning, preparation, and production. Resources We covered the … Continue reading

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Green Light: Waste Audit

Setting a Baseline MTD’s Administration and Operations Facility in Urbana recently took a test. This facility, as it so aptly named, houses the departments at MTD that manage our operations and administrative needs. A majority of the District’s 325-plus employees work out … Continue reading

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Designated Stops in Downtown Champaign

Do you board or alight an MTD route in downtown Champaign? If yes, then this post is a must-read! Any route serving downtown Champaign will only serve designated stops beginning Sunday, August 17 at the start of MTD’s 2014-2015 service year. … Continue reading

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What’s a Hopper?

To increase frequency along corridors of high demand, MTD provides Hopper service on four different routes. Hopper trips increase the frequency of their parent routes while also providing more opportunities for transferring. Consider this post a 101 course in MTD Hopper … Continue reading

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MTD Receives Healthy Worksite Designation

MTD is proud to announce that on July 1, 2014, we received a Bronze level Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation. The Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation program launched this year and was established to recognize workplaces across the state with healthy practices that benefit both employers … Continue reading

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Green Light: Environmental Compliance Audit

In September 2013, MTD’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) was certified by the ISO 14001:2004 standard. At the time of certification, MTD was the sixth transit agency in the country to achieve ISO 14001:2004 certification and the first in the … Continue reading

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Congratulations and Thanks, Bill Volk!

Today, June 30 is MTD Managing Director, Bill Volk’s last day. He is retiring from the District after serving in the role of Managing Director for 40 years. Well, 40 and a half years to be exact, his first day was … Continue reading

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Bus Operator Summer Review

School may be out for the summer, but here at MTD classes are in session. Bus Operator Summer Review Training began June 9 and continues through August. Every summer, classes of operators are brought in daily to spend time with staff … Continue reading

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