MTD's 2017-18 Service Year Begins Sunday, August 13
By Lisa Meid on 8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
MTD’s 2017-18 service year will begin on Sunday, August 13. MTD's new Maps & Schedules book takes effect the same day and is available on MTD buses and at Illinois Terminal.
In addition to a few timetable and routing adjustments, our passengers and the public should be aware of several larger changes this year: MTD is moving to a Designated Stops system, Round Barn Road in Champaign is now the main transfer point for routes in west Champaign, and MCORE project work will continue in and around Campustown.
MTD’s move to designated stops has been being planned for a few years and is being enacted system-wide August 13, 2017. MTD hosted a series of public hearings about this change and has actively sought input from passengers and community members which were incorporated into our planning process. Moving to a designated stop system means that all boardings and alightings to MTD buses will now only occur at a bus stop sign. We know that passengers will have questions, and we're here to help: Call 217.384.8188 anytime our buses are running to find out if your stop has changed.
Round Barn Road
On May 27, 2017, the stops on Round Barn Road east of Crescent Drive in Champaign replaced former stops at Country Fair Shopping Center as the main transfer point for west Champaign routes. This change will remain in effect this fall.
MCORE work continues in Campustown and reroutes should be expected. Follow MTD on Twitter or Facebook for #CUTraffic updates and sign up for MyRIDE at cumtd.com to receive customized MTD reroute alerts.
Prior to a later-than-usual start date of Monday, August 28, 2017 for classes at the University of Illinois, all summer reductions in MTD service will end Friday, August 25.