September 16, 2014
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Taste of Champaign-Urbana 2012

MTD Marketing Intern, Ross White, is this week’s guest blogger. He began interning in May 2010. MTD’s free giveaways once again stole the show at the Champaign Park District’s 42nd annual Taste of Champaign-Urbana this past weekend June 22-24. Our reusable … Continue reading

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Facebook Request

Reminder: There is no service today in observance of Memorial Day. Service resumes Tuesday, May 29. “I have [a] question–and maybe you could address it on your blog. When a bus is pulled over (at a bus stop or by the … Continue reading

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Taking MTD to Summer Events

There are many things to love about the summer. For us, we love attending community events! Talking with riders and non-riders about our services, handing out information, and giving away FUNctional goodies are all summer-time treats. MTD will be attending … Continue reading

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Spring Break Service Reductions

The Essentials It’s time again to review the University of Illinois spring break-inspired service reductions. If you’re already familiar with the routes affected, don’t close this tab! At the bottom is an inside look at spring break projects MTD staff … Continue reading

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A Culture of Safety

Too Good To Be True? MTD’s safety reports came under scrutiny recently in the least expected way. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) maintains a National Transit Database (NTD). Under the categories of safety, security, and validation, transit agencies are required … Continue reading

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Green Light: Hybrid Buses

If you’re tuned in with MTD on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, you’ve probably heard some buzz about the addition of 13, new 40-foot hybrid buses. The buses, which were acquired with federal, state, and local funds, have all been delivered … Continue reading

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Green Light: Rapid Roll Doors

In this week’s Green Lights, let’s explore something seemingly rudimentary that has a notable impact on everyday operations at MTD. Our primary maintenance facility is located at 803 E. University Ave. in Urbana. A large part of the facility, approximately … Continue reading

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Green Light: The Stinger System

In this month’s “Green Lights,” we’re going to explore a sustainable practice at MTD that is decades old. The Stinger System was implemented at our Maintenance Facilities in the mid-1980s. This fleet-wide system has been in place for over 20 … Continue reading

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Sampling Tests Automatic Passenger Counters

This past summer, you may have heard MTD tooting our horns about having a record ridership year.  In FY2011, we provided over 10.5 million rides! Automatic Passenger Counters (APC) do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to tracking … 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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