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Open Houses for Designated Stops 2017

MTD will hold Open Houses for those interested to review the proposed stops for a systemwide Designated Stops Program for Fall 2017. There will be two Open Houses, both at Illinois Terminal's CityView (45 East University, Champaign):

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm

At the Open Houses, staff will share information about stops to be consolidated and discuss the rationale for the program. You can review all of the documentation in our Documents section under Designated Stops Fall 2017.

The program benefits customers and MTD in several ways:

  • Improved safety as stop location is clear
  • Improved consistency for MTD and customers
  • Better on-time performance
  • Greater accuracy for electronic tools like apps
  • Better ability to plan routes and schedules
  • Improved opportunities to provide stop amenities such as benches, electronic signage, and shelters

You may have noticed a new bus stop sign at an existing stop around town. These have always been stops but they did not previously have signs. The addition of the signs helps MTD better serve your neighbors.

Designated stops have existed in downtown Champaign and Urbana and on the the University of Illinois campus for many years. In 2016, MTD introduced designated stops along the 5/50 Green route. Confusion about where to board the bus was eliminated, which improves safety and consistency, and the route performs much more efficiently.

If you are unable to attend an Open House and would like to comment, please contact MTD:

1101 East University Ave.; Urbana, IL  61820