December 8, 2016
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Category Archives: Green Lights

These posts are written on the first week of each month. They will highlight a sustainability project of the past, present, or future at one or more MTD facility.

Green Light: Sustainable Holiday Tips

MTD’s Employee Sustainability Committee aims to encourage all employees to be environmentally responsible both on and off the clock. This year, committee members put their heads together to make a list of favorite sustainable strategies for the holiday season. We … Continue reading

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Green Light: Cleaning Up for a Cause

To fulfil our commitment to the Adopt Urbana Program, MTD conducted our third and final cleanup of 2016 of Main Street between Vine and Glover. You’ve heard about our clean ups before, but this one was extra special. Donations to … Continue reading

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MTD Gaining Ground on Environmental Promise

Last Tuesday, October 11, MTD hosted an event to celebrate our twelve new 2016 diesel electric hybrid buses. But MTD, you may be asking, since you had hybrid buses since 2009 what’s the big deal about these ones? Great question, … Continue reading

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Green Light: Progress on MCORE Project

It’s been two years since the Champaign-Urbana community was awarded $15.7 million from the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) to redesign and rebuild segments of Green Street, Wright Street, Armory Avenue, and White Street. Great progress on the multimodal project … Continue reading

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Green Light: MTD’s Environmental System Passes Audit and Review Progress

MTD staff successfully completed the fourth audit of its ISO 14001-certified Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS). In July, staff participated in a three-day third-party audit based on the ISO 14001:2004 Standard. In August, staff conducted a quarterly review of … Continue reading

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Green Light: Sustainability Committee Explores the Local Community

The community we serve is full of wonders—a vibrant arts scene, delicious eats, unique events, beautiful outdoor space, and countless hidden gems. MTD’s Employee Sustainability Committee has made an effort to learn about the environmentally sustainable treasures found along the … Continue reading

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Green Light: Environmental System Audit 2016

MTD’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) Team will entertain our ISO 14001 Auditor this week. MTD was certified in the ISO 14001:2004 standard in September 2013. This certification is a big deal. To keep our certification, the ESMS Team is … Continue reading

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Green Light: Bike Month is Here!

C-U Bike Month is here! The Planning Committee worked hard to bring you a month filled with bicycle friendly events, education, and fun. Join the fun and register for the events you plan to attend. This helps the Committee to plan … Continue reading

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Green Light: We’re Expecting! Summer 2016 Delivery Date

MTD will welcome 12 new members to our fleet “family” this summer. Manufacturing will begin for our 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses in mid-May. The first few buses will be delivered in late June. Additional buses will be delivered throughout July and … Continue reading

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Green Light: 2015 Annual Environmental Report

Last year MTD Staff made a commitment to compile the year’s environmental highlights into one report that is shared with the public and presented to MTD’s Board of Trustees. The 2015 Annual Environmental Report was presented at MTD’s Board of … Continue reading

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