April 25, 2015
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Green Light: MTD Employees Celebrate Boneyard Creek Community Day

This Saturday, April 18 is the 10th anniversary of Boneyard Creek Community Day. This event is an opportunity to help protect our local waterways through cleanup and public education activities. The Boneyard Creek is a tributary of the Saline Branch … Continue reading

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Green Light: Expanding Our Fenceline, Reducing Our Impact

The journey of MTD’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) began in 2011 and the Maintenance Facility was officially certified to the ISO 14001:2004 Standard two years later in 2013. Two years later, our ESMS is still going strong and we are … Continue reading

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Green Light: Illinois Green Office Challenge

This post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager/Sustainability Planner. MTD is always up for a challenge, especially an environmental one. That’s why MTD is participating in the Illinois Green Office Challenge, organized by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. … Continue reading

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Green Light: Solar Dashboard

This post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager and Sustainability Planner. The roof of MTD’s Maintenance Facility in Urbana is now home to more than one thousand solar panels. Installation of this 296.94 kilowatt photovoltaic system began in … 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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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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Green Light: MTD’s New Year’s Resolutions

MTD regrets the delayed publication of our weekly blog post, which is usually every Monday at 3 pm. But we are proud of the service we put on the street January 6, 2014 in the extreme cold weather and snow … Continue reading

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Green Light: What MTD’s ISO 14001:2004 Certification Means to You

You may have seen the coverage on WCIA Channel 3 or read the article in The Daily Illini reporting MTD’s certification of our Environmental and Sustainability Management (ESMS) system under the ISO 14001:2004 standard. Regular readers of the blog have frequently … Continue reading

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Green Light: Record Ridership

MTD is proud to report another year of record ridership! Fiscal year 2013, which ran from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, returned 12,028,172 passenger trips. We also maintained a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating in 2013. The District has carried … Continue reading

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Green Light: More Than Buses

Our monthly Green Lights posts mostly focus on our buses, Maintenance Facility, and pursuit of ISO 14001 Certification for our Environmental and Sustainability Management System. A constant source of pride at MTD does come from our buses. Over half of our fleet … Continue reading

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