March 1, 2015
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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.

UI Student Signatures Needed for Petitions

Since 1989, the University of Illinois and MTD have contracted for unlimited bus access for students, faculty, and staff. Service is revisited every three years when the contracts are up for renewal and renegotiation. We covered the last contract renewal … Continue reading

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New Flooring at Illinois Terminal

Users of Illinois Terminal, MTD’s intermodal facility, are in for an aesthetic treat the next time they visit the second floor. Installation of new granite flooring and mosaic tiling began last Monday, February 6. The project’s completion is targeted for … Continue reading

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A Guide to MTD’s How-Tos

The first post we published on our blog, The Inside Lane, was on March 18, 2011. We’ve come a long way, MTD-ers! After nearly four years of weekly blog posts, we’ve built a robust and informative archive of instructional posts. How Tos: … Continue reading

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Green Light: Illinois Green Office Challenge

This post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager/Sustainability Planner. MTD is always up for a challenge, especially an environmental one. That’s why MTD is participating in the Illinois Green Office Challenge, organized by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. … Continue reading

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Illinois Terminal Got Swarmed

Champaign’s own professional minor league basketball team recently swarmed Illinois Terminal last Friday, January 23 for their team’s season photos. Champaign Swarm plays in the Midwest Professional Basketball Association (MPBA) and their home court is at Parkland College. The Champaign Swarm … Continue reading

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Welcome Spring Semester 2015

A couple quick service reminders before we drive into this week’s post. MTD lifted University of Illinois Winter Break service reductions yesterday, January 18. We are back to full regular service! MTD is operating full service today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. March … Continue reading

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MTD Server Upgrade Affects Real-Time

We’ve got great news and not so great news. The great news is we will be upgrading the servers that make real-time bus departure information available. The not-so-great news is the upgrade will temporarily take down STOPwatch real-time. The upgrade will begin … Continue reading

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Green Light: Annual Environmental Report

This blog post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager/Sustainability Planner. To close out 2014 in a “green” way, we’d like to share the information presented in our Annual Environmental Report. This report turned presentation served many purposes – … Continue reading

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Pro Tips for Winter Riding

In honor of this week’s colder weather, here are five pro tips to make riding in the winter months more comfortable. Plan Ahead A majority of our trips act as you’d expect them to, but there are variations. Peak commute … Continue reading

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Transportation to the Heart of Dallas Bowl

Service Reminder: There will be no evening MTD service on Christmas Eve, December 24. There will be no MTD service at all on Christmas Day, December 25. Thank you for your understanding and Merry Christmas! Congratulations to the Fighting Illini … Continue reading

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