February 20, 2017
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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.

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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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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Bus Evacuation Training

With the start of a new school year, comes one of MTD’s many annual traditions. Staff and Operators are scheduled at local middle and high schools for bus evacuation training. Since MTD provides the transportation for many of these students, we … Continue reading

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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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