May 6, 2016
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Illinois Marathon Affects MTD Service

The 8th Annual Illinois Marathon race weekend has arrived! Service will be impacted and we’ve got all the details you’d ever want in this post. Remember you can always call us, tweet us, or Facebook us with questions as the … Continue reading

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MTD Conducts Economic Impact Analysis

Regular readers of the blog know MTD provides over 13 million rides per year. They may also know our bus fleet is made up of 102 buses and we’re looking forward to expanding the fleet this summer. But in this … Continue reading

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Green Light: Preparing for Bike Month 2016

Next month is National Bike Month. Throughout the country, and right here in Champaign-Urbana, special events for bicyclists occur during the month of May. Reflecting on Bike Month 2015 Last year the CU Bike Month Planning Team directed all participant … 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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Spring Break Service Reductions 2016

Spring may officially begin on March 20, 2016, but it already feels like it’s here! Daylight Saving Time began yesterday and the weather forecast for the week ahead is warm and rainy. Because of the increased daylight, beginning March 13, 2016, 335 … Continue reading

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MTD Named a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business

Last week, the League of American Bicyclists recognized MTD with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award. We’re honored to join other visionary businesses from across the country who share this distinction! This latest round brings the total national number … Continue reading

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Maintenance Facility Expansion Project

If you recently rode, drove, walked, or pedaled by MTD’s Maintenance Facility, you’ve seen the expanded facility is beginning to take shape. We introduced this expansion project in this post from March 2015. So where are we now? Recent Work … Continue reading

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MTD Invests in Training

Let’s pretend you are a member of our Safety & Training Department. You’ve hired a class of new bus operators. They’ve completed their classroom and bus simulator training and are ready to get in a bus. The training hours are 6:30 … 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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