June 26, 2017
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Memo to MTD planner: Breathe! (From The News-Gazette)

“In between earning an MBA from the University of Illinois, studying to become a yoga instructor, teaching a couple of yoga classes a week and spending a year in the American Public Transportation Association‘s Emerging Leaders Program, Jane Sullivan found … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Look at MTD on Marathon Day

The 2017 Illinois Marathon was a Boston Marathon qualifying race and an economic engine that drove over $10 million of impact in Champaign County, but what’s it like to run a bus system that same weekend? More on Medium: https://medium.com/@CUMTD.

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All Aboard!

By Megan Connell & Jacob Rajlich  Last week, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) shared a security camera still of a Siemens SC-44 locomotive passing through Illinois Terminal on our social media platforms. Given the large number of responses, we wanted to … Continue reading

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Green Light: MCORE Update

Construction for the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project continues! Here’s how it has progressed since the update we provided in early March. Construction Progress March and April were filled with saw cutting, water main construction, and sanitary sewer work on … Continue reading

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Out with the Old, In with the New (Flyers)

New buses are starting to arrive, but which ones go and when? After we tweeted a picture of a new MTD bus arriving here in Urbana last week from New Flyer in St. Paul, MN, @pzr replied to us, “Wondering how MTD decides … Continue reading

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You Said Yes

University of Illinois students overwhelmingly vote YES on student fee referendum for MTD services. On March 8th and 9th, University of Illinois students voted YES to continuing to fund the MTD at current rates through fiscal year 2021. The Illinois … Continue reading

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Spring Break Service Reductions 2017

The University of Illinois Spring Break is coming up! MTD will reduce service beginning Saturday, March 18 through the following Saturday, March 25. We’ll return to full and regular service on Sunday, March 26. You Know the Drill The reductions … Continue reading

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Green Light: MCORE Construction Begins

The MCORE Project is underway! The first shovel hit the ground today, Monday, March 6, on Green Street in Champaign. The work in this phase will require the reroute of MTD’s 5/50 Green and 5 Green Express Routes . The … Continue reading

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Student Transportation on the Ballot

iCard Holders Unite Love your fare-free MTD service? Thanks to a partnership that began in 1989, University of Illinois and MTD began offering universal access to fixed-route services and 335 SafeRides. A semester fee is collected and students can ride … Continue reading

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MCORE Project Open House

As previously reported, MCORE work and resulting road closures are beginning in early March 2017. Duce Construction will host a pre-construction Open House this Wednesday, February 22 from 3 to 7 pm. The Open House will be at 24 East … Continue reading

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