April 18, 2014
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About Amy Snyder

Amy Snyder is the Communications Specialist 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.

Green Light: LED Lighting Retrofit at Illinois Terminal

Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Sustainability & Transportation Planner, returns to deliver another installment of Green Lights. Take it away, Jane! Has your world recently looked a little brighter when stepping inside Illinois Terminal to wait for your bus, catch your Amtrak … Continue reading

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Why Buses Can’t Kneel When It’s Below Zero

It’s not because the buses don’t want to. The operators aren’t in a rush to get the doors closed because the cold air is pouring in. Buses, just like all other vehicles, can have performance issues in severe weather. Below … Continue reading

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5 Things To Do When Riding at Night

Ah, Winter. Cloudy skies, snowy white outs, extra hours of darkness. What’s not to love? In honor of the season, we’ve put together this top five list to encourage safe travel to and from the bus stop in this challenging … Continue reading

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MTD Maps & Schedules Book Second Edition

The second edition of the annual Maps & Schedules Book hit the streets last week. The delivery from the printer was understandably delayed due to the severe weather Monday and Tuesday. The 25,000 books MTD printed feature new and updated information. … Continue reading

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Green Light: MTD’s New Year’s Resolutions

MTD regrets the delayed publication of our weekly blog post, which is usually every Monday at 3 pm. But we are proud of the service we put on the street January 6, 2014 in the extreme cold weather and snow … Continue reading

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MTD STOPwatch Kiosks

A friendly reminder that there will be no evening service on December 31 and no service all day on January 1, 2014. Coming in 2014, seven MTD bus stops will receive a new amenity. STOPwatch kiosks will be installed in … Continue reading

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I Forgot Something on an MTD Bus

A friendly reminder that there will be no evening service on December 24 and no service all day on December 25. They come in the form of tweets…they are found in Facebook messages and posts…emails are sent through website feedback … Continue reading

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UI Winter Break Service Reductions 2013-2014

This weekend proved that winter is undoubtedly upon us, which transitions nicely into this week’s blog post! UI Winter Break Service Reductions go into effect this Saturday, December 21, 2013 and continue through January 18, 2014. MTD reduces services during the … Continue reading

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Spring Work Board

Three times a year, MTD operators, technicians, and service workers pick the shifts they will work. Seniority organizes the order full-time employees and then part-time employees “pick.” Picking for the Spring Board, which runs December 22, 2013 through May 17, 2014, … Continue reading

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Green Light: Solar Array

Welcome back guest blogger Jane Sullivan MTD’s Sustainability and Transportation Planner! Spotlight on Solar The newest and, arguably, most exciting sustainability project at MTD utilizes the single most abundant energy resource on Earth—solar energy. According to the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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