December 1, 2015
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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: MTD’s Fleet is Growing

Six years ago, MTD added its first hybrid buses to a fleet of 98 total buses. Today, MTD’s fleet has increased to 102 buses and the percentage of hybrid buses has increased from 9 percent to 54 percent. Next year, … Continue reading

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Green Light: Solar Energy Check-in

MTD’s 296.94 kilowatt photovoltaic system has been generating solar energy since August 2014. Now that our solar array has a full year of clean energy generation under its belt, we thought we would check in and see how our panels … Continue reading

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Green Light: Light the Night 2015: Top 5 Reasons to Participate

It’s that time of year again! For the eighth year in a row, MTD is teaming up with other local agencies to bring you the ‘Light the Night’ Bike Light Distribution Campaign. The event is this Wednesday, September 9 from … Continue reading

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Green Light: Two MTD Facilities Certified

Last month MTD completed our annual third-party audit for ISO 14001 Certification. After four full days of facility visits, documentation review, and employee interviews, the auditor approved continuation of ISO 14001 Certification of the MTD Maintenance Facility’s Environmental and Sustainability Management … Continue reading

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MTD Cleans Up Main Street

Earlier this summer, we reported on the status of MTD’s participation in the Adopt Urbana program. This post covered our commitment to the program as well as our recent adoption of Main Street between Vine Street and Glover Avenue. Our … Continue reading

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Green Light: Environmental System Audit

This time last year, we blogged about this very same audit for our ISO 14001:2004 certified Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS). And as that post detailed: MTD’s ISO 14001:2004 certification is “good” for three years. Part of the certification agreement is … Continue reading

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Green Light: MTD Adopts Main Street

Keeping our streets clean is something we value at MTD. The streets of our community are the threads that stitch together MTD’s system. These are the streets along which our passengers wait. These are the streets that encompass our operators’ scenery … Continue reading

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Green Light: C-U Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and the Champaign-Urbana community is in the midst of celebrating! There are several sponsored events throughout the month including seven opportunities to get this year’s t-shirt. This year, registrants who provide a donation to the Kickapoo Rail Trail will … Continue reading

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Green Light: MTD Employees Celebrate Boneyard Creek Community Day

This Saturday, April 18 is the 10th anniversary of Boneyard Creek Community Day. This event is an opportunity to help protect our local waterways through cleanup and public education activities. The Boneyard Creek is a tributary of the Saline Branch … Continue reading

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Green Light: Expanding Our Fenceline, Reducing Our Impact

The journey of MTD’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) began in 2011 and the Maintenance Facility was officially certified to the ISO 14001:2004 Standard two years later in 2013. Two years later, our ESMS is still going strong and we are … Continue reading

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