October 31, 2014
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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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Green Light: MTD Named a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business

Just like with any industry, there are distinctions to be earned. MTD is always striving for honors because it pushes us to improve our facilities and services. To further cement our commitment to bicyclists, we turned the focus onto ourselves. … Continue reading

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Why Does the Bus Go Beep?

On Sunday morning, I sent out this tweet and received the reply posted below: Thanks for the suggestion @RoughneckNine0! Below is an explanation of a few beeps and buzzes you may hear as a passenger or someone standing near a … Continue reading

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Light the Night 2011

MTD cares about our community bicyclists. Individuals who bicycle are reducing congestion, greening the earth, and promoting alternative transportation modes. Oftentimes, bicyclists rely on MTD when the weather takes an ugly turn or they’ve got too much baggage to pedal … Continue reading

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Bicycling in Our Fine District

Environmentally-friendly, complete streets, and multi-modality are buzz words that often accompany conversations about public transportation. While transit provides mobility options for people of all ages and abilities, it also gives options to bicyclists. In February of this year, Champaign-Urbana was … Continue reading

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Operator School is in Session

Ah, summer. A time of flip-flops, family vacations, and for folks in the Champaign-Urbana area, an opportunity to enjoy Campustown. Here at MTD, daily operations slow down too as we slip into almost three months of reduced service. The absence … Continue reading

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Sharing the Road

One of the values of having gone through bus operator training, besides gaining the ability to brag about driving over twenty tons of vehicle, is learning what road choices make the job harder and easier. So in the spirit of … Continue reading

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If you enjoy multi-tasking, be a bus driver.

The amount of time I spent in the driver’s seat increased each day. At the beginning, more than one trainee would share a single bus for the day’s training. We’d practice a driving skill, drive for 10-15 minutes and then … Continue reading

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