February 20, 2017
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Author Archives: Amy Snyder

About Amy Snyder

Amy Snyder is the Customer Service Manager at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. She writes and manages content for this blog, The Inside Lane, as well as the social media pages for CUMTD.

See Something, Say Something

If you see something, say something. We all play a role in keeping our community safe. For bus riders, ADA passengers, 335 SafeRides users, and MTD Operators, the opportunities abound as we travel all over town, into neighborhoods, throughout the downtowns, … Continue reading

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Champaign County Area Restaurant Week

Our micro-urban community has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. From Big 10 Sports to music festivals, from art exhibits to sprawling parks, it’s hard not to fall head over heels with Chambana. Visit Champaign County is encouraging … Continue reading

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How to Love SafeRides and Let it Love You Back

This post was originally published on February 18, 2013. It is a useful reminder about how to use SafeRides plus gives insight into how this special service operates. Last Thursday I celebrated Valentine’s Day in true transit bliss: I spent … Continue reading

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Emergency Food and Shelter in Champaign-Urbana

Inspired by the good news of an overnight shelter for homeless men in Champaign-Urbana, we’re dedicating this week’s blog post to the food and shelter resources in our community. The winter months can be some of the hardest for the … Continue reading

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Bike Share Coming to Champaign-Urbana

MTD is about more than buses. We believe public transportation is about mobility and that means choices.  MTD’s service is a critical part of a complex and interrelated mobility network. Which is why we support community partners on projects and readily … Continue reading

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Voters in Presidential Election Express Bi-Partisan Support for Public Transportation

Adapted from a press release from the American Public Transportation Association released on December 16, 2016. In the wake of the presidential election, there are few issues that unite Americans more than the critical need to ensure public transportation infrastructure … Continue reading

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Winter Break Service Reductions 2016-2017

Happy Finals Week to the University of Illinois and Parkland College! Beginning this Saturday, December 17, MTD will reduce some of our services for the University’s Winter Break. These reductions will last through Saturday, January 14, 2017. The reductions will begin … Continue reading

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Volunteer Snow Removal Program

This is a guest blog post written by Sarah Buchhorn, the Champaign-Urbana Safe Routes to School Project Intern. This winter, the C-U Safe Routes to School Project is launching a volunteer snow removal program with the support of MTD and … Continue reading

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What MTD is Thankful for in 2016

Thanksgiving is this Thursday and MTD is observing our Fall Break Service Reductions. As you gather around a turkey, ham, tofurkey, whatever you and yours prefer, you may be answering the question, “What are you thankful for?” In my experience, … Continue reading

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Fall Break Service Reductions 2016

We suggest marking your calendars for three noteworthy November events. The first is the Fall Break Service Reductions. This is the first University of Illinois Break for the 2016-2017 academic year, so this may be new for some readers and … Continue reading

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