December 20, 2014
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Category Archives: Just for Fun

We’re serious about providing quality transportation services…but we also enjoy celebrating our community and cuttin’ a rug.

MTD Does ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit

Last Friday, October 10, user anchal26 posted this on Reddit in /r/uiuc: AMA request: MTD operator/rep Since MTD has a massive presence in CU because students and townies use the buses daily, it would be great to ask questions and … Continue reading

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MTD ART Wall Installed at Illinois Terminal

A wall of Illinois Terminal, MTD’s intermodal facility in downtown Champaign, has been taken over. “People have taken the time to stop and look,” said Adam Shanks Illinois Terminal Manager. “They were unaware that MTD was involved in this – … Continue reading

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United Way Combined Charities Campaign 2013

An Annual Campaign, A Daily Need MTD facilitates employee donations to the charity of their choice through United Way’s Champaign County Combined Charities Campaign (CCCCC). Our employees are given the option of donating one lump sum or donating in smaller … Continue reading

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Sarah Rides MTD

Sarah sent this email to our Marketing Director on June 29, 2013. She wanted to be added to our passenger campaign, which is featured on exterior bus advertisements and television commercials. We were saving her kind words for a rainy … Continue reading

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How To Use the Bus Bike Rack in 10 Steps

Last Thursday, September 12 was the sixth annual Light the Night bike light distribution event. This year, MTD tried something different. We were inspired by Connect Transit (photos) and their participation in Uptown Normal‘s first-ever Light the Night. Connect Transit made a bus … Continue reading

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Light the Night 2013

It’s coming! This Thursday, September 12, the sixth annual bike light distribution campaign returns to the University of Illinois campus. Light the Night (tweet with #LighttheNight) is open to all members of the community. Thanks to CATS, 1,250 bike light sets will … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn Festival and Quad Day 2013

This weekend, MTD staff busted their behinds at the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival and Quad Day. It all started Friday, August 23 at 8:45 am. Sweetcorn Festival We rolled our blue Marketing Mobile and a 30-foot hybrid bus through the closed … Continue reading

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Champaign County Freedom Celebration Parade 2013

Picture it: Sunny skies, mild temperatures, and streets lined with waving fans. This was the scene of the 2013 Freedom Celebration Parade on Thursday, July 4. Big cheers to the committee and volunteers who orchestrated an entire day of events … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Taste of C-U as an MTD Intern

This week’s blog post is authored by Ryan Weber, MTD’s Marketing and Communications Intern. Normally when it rains, it pours — but not this weekend at the Taste of Champaign-Urbana. Despite the storms that drenched the area, Chambana residents turned … Continue reading

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Bee Scene Bonus

Happy Earth Day! MTD staff bees were bustin’ their stingers this afternoon to buzz around town. Why? To bring a bit of honey to cyclists! Hundreds of sweet “Bee Scene” bicycle seat covers were put on parked bikes in downtown … Continue reading

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