November 1, 2014
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Category Archives: Green Lights

These posts are written on the first week of each month. They will highlight a sustainability project of the past, present, or future at one or more MTD facility.

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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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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Green Light: Waste Audit

Setting a Baseline MTD’s Administration and Operations Facility in Urbana recently took a test. This facility, as it so aptly named, houses the departments at MTD that manage our operations and administrative needs. A majority of the District’s 325-plus employees work out … Continue reading

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Green Light: Environmental Compliance Audit

In September 2013, MTD’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) was certified by the ISO 14001:2004 standard. At the time of certification, MTD was the sixth transit agency in the country to achieve ISO 14001:2004 certification and the first in the … Continue reading

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Green Light: IGBA Certifies MTD

The Illinois Green Business Association (IGBA) presented the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) with its Green Business Certification at the MTD Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. MTD is the first public transit district in Illinois to … Continue reading

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Green Light: Celebrate Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and our community is celebrating locally with special events throughout Champaign-Urbana. We hope you are able to join in on the celebration this year—whether you participate in Bike to Work Day on the 15th, log … Continue reading

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Green Light: Four Reasons MTD is Earth-Friendly

In honor of Earth Day, Earth Week, and Earth Month, we bring you a second Green Light because every day at MTD is pro-environment. To prove it, we’re bringing you four reasons public transportation is great for the Earth. 1) Reduces … Continue reading

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Green Light: Sustainability Leader

MTD shines a “green light” on our environment-focused efforts once a month on the blog. In honor of Earth Month and Earth Day, we’re going to do it twice in April! Our Sustainability and Transportation Planner Jane Sullivan, who is … Continue reading

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Green Light: Why is MTD Going Green?

This month’s Green Light was written by MTD’s Sustainability and Transportation Planner, Jane Sullivan. Bitter temperatures and heavy snowfall can make it difficult for us to take time to appreciate our natural environment. Spring is right around the corner, though! … Continue reading

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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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