September 1, 2014
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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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Training Simulators Generate Safety Returns

A 21st Century Tool “It’s taken two years, but I believe the training simulators were fully integrated into MTD’s Training Program at the start of 2012,” reported Jim Dhom, MTD’s Safety & Training Director. Procurement of funds began in 2009 … Continue reading

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Joint Test on 60-Foot Articulated Bus

First in the United States MTD was recently selected to test a new, much more advanced bus joint design by manufacturer, Hubner. Although “bus joint” is the industry term, the center of an articulated bus is also known as an … Continue reading

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