October 31, 2014
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MTD Service After Dark

Campus and community safety are a topic of constant concern. Recent crimes on and off campus are encouraging many to redouble their efforts to be safe after dark. This blog covers the services MTD provides in the evening and late … Continue reading

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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’s 2014-2015 Service Year Begins August 17

MTD’s new service year begins this Sunday, August 17. For MTD employees, riders, and bus lovers, it’s an exciting time. Our service is updated once a year and it requires months of feedback, planning, preparation, and production. Resources We covered the … Continue reading

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Green Light: Four Reasons MTD is Earth-Friendly

In honor of Earth Day, Earth Week, and Earth Month, we bring you a second Green Light because every day at MTD is pro-environment. To prove it, we’re bringing you four reasons public transportation is great for the Earth. 1) Reduces … 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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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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Summer 2013: MTD Edition

Summer Service Reductions Summer reductions began Saturday, May 11. These remain in effect until classes resume for the Fall Semester. Congratulations graduates and here’s to a wonderful summer! 2 Red Express: Trips designated with “L” and “U” footnotes will not … Continue reading

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MTD Phone Survey

Ring, Ring! MTD conducts an annual phone survey to gauge opinions, awareness of services, and satisfaction from both riders and non-riders. The survey is conducted by a third party company, and this year Research Survey Service will begin the random calls today, … Continue reading

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Gotta Get There

The near foot of snow that covered our area the afternoon of March 24 through the night of the 25th resulted in closures in the schools, libraries, University of Illinois, Parkland College, and many more locations. MTD operated all services … Continue reading

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Unofficial Weekend Officially Boosts Ridership

Please excuse us, but for this blog post, we’re going to brag. We’ll try to keep it short to appear modest. Breaking Records Ridership for the month of February increased by almost five percent as it went from 1,305,142 million … Continue reading

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