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

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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So You Want to Be a Bus Driver?

Whether you’re ready to submit an application or on the fence, here are eight facts about the application and training process for MTD Bus Operators. 1. You must be 21 years of age or older to be an MTD Bus Operator. Our … Continue reading

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Ride the 21 Raven

This blog post was written by Samantha Kammerer, MTD’s Marketing and Communications Intern. She is a junior at the University of Illinois in the College of Business. BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! The sound of your alarm wakes you up at 7:20 … Continue reading

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MTD’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values

This week’s blog post was written by MTD’s Marketing Manager, Jan Kijowski. Every entity, public or private, for-profit or not-for-profit, has one. Businesses, corporations, organizations, and government entities are lead by them. So let’s take time while the new year … Continue reading

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Progress Continues on Quality Management System

You’ve probably (hopefully) heard MTD cite our commitment to continuous improvement. This sentiment is shared on our website, Maps & Schedules Book, and in our public communications. You’ve also likely heard other public organizations and private businesses cite a similar commitment. It’s a virtuous … Continue reading

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Resolve to Use Public Transportation, See Results

There will be no evening service this Thursday, December 31. MTD will operate weekday daytime service only on New Year’s Eve. There will be no service all day on Friday, January 1, New Year’s Day. It’s the last week of … Continue reading

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What MTD is Thankful for in 2015

It’s the week of Thanksgiving. University of Illinois Fall Break Service Reductions are in effect. This Thursday, November 26, MTD will not operate so employees and their families can enjoy the holiday. A common Thanksgiving tradition as friends and family … Continue reading

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