April 23, 2014
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Automatic Destination Signs

Automagic If you’re a follower of CUMTD on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve read periodic updates about our latest tech project. Facebook posts and tweets of the past detailed research and testing for automatic destination sign changing. Or as we call … Continue reading

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STOPwatch Explained

Recently on Facebook, Twitter, and formspring, riders shared their concerns about STOPwatch real-time bus departure information. Two issues came to the forefront that both have solutions. The first requires education and the second asks for time. Rethinking Your Ride This … 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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Winter Break Service Reductions

This post is going to read similarly to the one on November 21 titled, “Fall Break Service Reductions.” It is necessary to revisit this topic to bring attention to an addition to the list of reduced services as well as … 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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MTD App Challenge

Typically on the first Monday of the month, I write a “Green Lights” post about a sustainability initiative related to our fleet, services, or one of our facilities. In honor of the release of version 2.0 of our API, I … Continue reading

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Second Edition of 2011-2012 Maps & Schedules Books Released

In the first week of November, we received a delivery of the second edition of our 2011-2012 Maps & Schedules Book. Thanks, Premier Print Group!¬†Every service year we create, publish, and print an original edition as well as a second … Continue reading

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MTD Seeks Input from University of Illinois Students

Last week, MTD partnered with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to put on three Town Hall meetings. The purpose of these meetings was to create a forum for students to provide feedback on campus bus services. … Continue reading

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State Comes to MTD for CDL Re-Examinations

The inspiration for creating this blog was my enrollment in the MTD Training Program to earn a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). I published my first post in March of this year, after I had completed the program and … Continue reading

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