August 25, 2016
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Category Archives: Between the Lines

Posts providing detail and insight into the inner workings of MTD’s operations, vehicles, management, and innovative practices.

What You Missed at Quad Day

Did you miss Quad Day? Read this post to learn our top six suggestions to be an easy MTD rider. 1. Get an App There are several different apps available across multiple device platforms. Visit our App Garage, peruse the offerings, … Continue reading

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Preparing Local Students to Ride MTD

MTD is investing big time in local middle and high school registrations this year. New year registration is the perfect opportunity to connect with families early and get their child’s school year, and school transportation, off to a solid start. … Continue reading

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Designated Stops and How to Place Them

MTD’s 2016-2017 service year begins soon on Sunday, August 14! We covered the changes in May when a public hearing was held for public comment. Please be sure to check our website or reference an updated Maps & Schedules Book prior … Continue reading

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What is Illinois Terminal?

Put simply Illinois Terminal is MTD’s multimodal facility in downtown Champaign located at 45 East University Avenue. But this 17-year-old building offers more than meets the eye. MTD Bus Services Almost every route in MTD’s fixed-route service serves Illinois Terminal. … Continue reading

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How to Ride a Reroute

You love to hate them, but reroutes are an inevitable square in MTD’s service quilt. Here are six steps to navigating a reroute. Step One: Create a MyRIDE Profile MyRIDE is our way of providing a customized transit experience. A … Continue reading

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Summer Review 2016

This blog post was written by our Marketing & Communications Intern, Brittany Ramos. Summer is in full swing, but school is still in session at MTD! Our employees are hitting the books with summer review beginning June 6. Summer review … Continue reading

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MTD Enhances Safety

Since 2006, MTD has voluntarily participated in the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Bus Safety Management Program. This is a three-year process consisting of a safety pre-audit, audit, and post-audit. This process allows the APTA Staff to familiarize themselves with our … Continue reading

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Translated Information for Navigating MTD

MTD is honored to provide rides to our diverse community. Latino residents have more than doubled in recent years and are the fastest growing population in Champaign County. The University of Illinois has a robust and growing international student population … Continue reading

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MTD is Introducing an Adopt-a-Shelter Program

This post was written by MTD’s Marketing Manager, Jan Kijowksi. On April 4, MTD will launch an Adopt-a-Shelter Program for our approximately 100 bus shelters in Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy, and on the University of Illinois campus. Anyone with an … Continue reading

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MTD Transitions to a New Phone System

MTD will explore and adopt new and innovative technologies that improve service delivery to anticipate, meet, and exceed community expectations. This is one of the seven goals detailed in MTD’s 2014 Strategic Plan. The phone system and intake of calls … Continue reading

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