May 26, 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.

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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MTD Employee Committees

MTD is committed to accepting feedback in order to continuously improve our services. The opportunity is also extended to our internal customers. There are over 340 MTD employees that are spread across three shifts and three facilities. We need to stay connected and on the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Summer Construction Reroutes

Congratulations to University of Illinois and Parkland College Graduates! It’s been our pleasure to transport you to classes, libraries, coffee shops, volunteer destinations, shopping, and beyond. Good luck in your future endeavors! While Champaign Unit 4 Schools and Urbana School … Continue reading

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