October 31, 2014
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Author Archives: Amy Snyder

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.

MTD Service After Dark

Campus and community safety are a topic of constant concern. Recent crimes on and off campus are encouraging many to redouble their efforts to be safe after dark. This blog covers the services MTD provides in the evening and late … Continue reading

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FAQs from the Disability Resource Expo

MTD attended the 8th Annual “disABILITY Resource Expo: Reaching Out for Answers” Saturday, October 18 at the Fluid Events Center. The 70 Grey and our ADA Paratransit service brought many community members to the event! After five hours of connecting with riders, inquiring riders, … Continue reading

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MTD Does ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit

Last Friday, October 10, user anchal26 posted this on Reddit in /r/uiuc: AMA request: MTD operator/rep Since MTD has a massive presence in CU because students and townies use the buses daily, it would be great to ask questions and … Continue reading

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Green Light: Going for Gold

This month’s Green Light was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager and Sustainability Planner. MTD became a founding signatory of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Sustainability Commitment in 2009. In August 2014, MTD extended this commitment by reaching … Continue reading

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Ride the 280 tranSPORT to Memorial Stadium

While unseasonably warm temperatures grace our area this week, we all know fall and winter temperatures are inevitable. The Fighting Illini Football Team and their fans have four more home games to weather. Don’t get caught in the cold! Let … Continue reading

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New Bus Stop Lookup Features

Our mission at MTD is, “leading the way to greater mobility.” Technology and online passenger tools play a significant role in accomplishing this mission. Tools like mobile apps, Trip Planner, and Bus Stop Lookup increase passenger confidence while making our … Continue reading

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$15.7 Million Grant Awarded to Champaign-Urbana

There was a big announcement last week. An MTD News story was published on our website on September 12 to share the word: On September 8, 2014 MTD was informed by Senator Durbin’s office that the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) will … Continue reading

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MTDer: Clair Sullivan

Thousands of customers depend on MTD every day to get to work, school, and other important destinations. Inspired by our Passenger Media Campaign, we’d like to get to know more of you. MTDers are regular riders who have a transit story … Continue reading

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Green Light: Solar Dashboard

This post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager and Sustainability Planner. The roof of MTD’s Maintenance Facility in Urbana is now home to more than one thousand solar panels. Installation of this 296.94 kilowatt photovoltaic system began in … Continue reading

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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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