April 20, 2014
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16 Pink Gets Updated

Roadwork on Windsor The City of Champaign closed the bridge on Windsor Road over Interstate I-57 on April 1, 2014 to begin construction. The roadwork will widen the approaches to the bridge. The City’s press release details that construction will last through … 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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MTD Hosting National Conference

As in right now! The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has brought their biennial Public Transportation & Universities Conference to Champaign. The festivities began Saturday, March 29 and continue through tomorrow, April 1. If you want to hear what the … Continue reading

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MTD Hosting Gil Penalosa at APTA Conference

In six days, MTD will bring a national conference to Champaign-Urbana. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) awarded MTD the hosting honors for their biennial Public Transportation and Universities Conference March 29 through April 1. This conference brings together transportation … Continue reading

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Spring Break Service Reductions 2014

Here we are, the week before the University of Illinois Spring Break, talking about service reductions. It’s predictable, but necessary. We’ll keep it brief this go around because we know you want to get out and enjoy the warmer weather! … Continue reading

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Designing with the Developer

This post was originally published by Pixo Tech‘s Cate Kompare on March 7, 2014. It is being reblogged with permission. Almost every Friday morning for the past few months Maya – our Creative Director – and I have been going over … 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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Why It’s Important to Check a Bus Schedule

We love STOPwatch real-time. MTD began installation in 2003 and fully launched bus tracking to the public in 2005. Since then, MTD’s data use and ridership numbers have continuously increased. MTD continues to set ridership records and we carried over 12.6 … Continue reading

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How Do Buses Handle Potholes?

The short answer – not well. While smaller transport modes like cars and bicycles can nimbly dodge these winter traps, large vehicles like garbage trucks, 18-wheelers, salt trucks, and buses cannot. Thankfully, the record ridership we’re seeing is taking more … Continue reading

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Why Buses Can’t Kneel When It’s Below Zero

It’s not because the buses don’t want to. The operators aren’t in a rush to get the doors closed because the cold air is pouring in. Buses, just like all other vehicles, can have performance issues in severe weather. Below … Continue reading

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