August 30, 2015
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Category Archives: Between the Lines

Posts providing detail and insight into the inner workings of MTD’s operations, vehicles, management, and innovative practices.

Secretary of State Audit

MTD’s training program is robust and ongoing. A significant piece is the execution and maintenance of our Third-Party Certification for Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL) from the Illinois Secretary of State. This certification enables members of MTD’s Safety and Training Department to … Continue reading

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Mental Health First Aid Training

“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.” Bill Clinton It is common to sign up for a first aid course. Maybe it’s a work requirement or perhaps you want to be able … Continue reading

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Developing a Quality Management System

MTD is committed to quality service. We tell you we’re working towards constant improvement, value feedback, and seek to provide the best customer service possible. Efforts are made every day to answer these calls, but there is also an international standard MTD is … Continue reading

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Bus Operator Summer Review 2015

This year’s bus operator summer review is double the length and double the education! If you’d like some background, we blogged about our annual operator review program in 2013 and 2014. Classroom Curriculum The two day review will result in … Continue reading

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Tips for New and Transfer University of Illinois Students

Fall registration season has begun at the University of Illinois. Transfer students were getting registered last week and soon incoming freshmen will do the same. MTD revs up at the opportunity to attend registration fairs put on by UI Admissions along … Continue reading

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Grow Illinois Transit

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) began a series of “listening sessions” throughout the state today. They started in Champaign at the Hilton Garden Inn at 1:00 pm. Thanks to the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce for hosting! Illinois Infrastructure Infrastructure includes roads, highways, … 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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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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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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