May 31, 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: 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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Green Light: Sustainable Accomplishments in 2015

Happy New Year! As we bid farewell to 2015, we’d like to share with you a snapshot of the year’s sustainable accomplishments. Check out the timeline below for a visual aid then read on for details on MTD’s environmental successes … Continue reading

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Green Light: Planning for a Green 2016

The time of reflection and resolutions has arrived. We can’t pass up a good opportunity to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and look ahead to the upcoming year. MTD strives for improvement in everything we do, including our environmental impact. … Continue reading

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Green Light: MTD’s Fleet is Growing

Six years ago, MTD added its first hybrid buses to a fleet of 98 total buses. Today, MTD’s fleet has increased to 102 buses and the percentage of hybrid buses has increased from 9 percent to 54 percent. Next year, … Continue reading

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Green Light: Solar Energy Check-in

MTD’s 296.94 kilowatt photovoltaic system has been generating solar energy since August 2014. Now that our solar array has a full year of clean energy generation under its belt, we thought we would check in and see how our panels … Continue reading

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Green Light: Light the Night 2015: Top 5 Reasons to Participate

It’s that time of year again! For the eighth year in a row, MTD is teaming up with other local agencies to bring you the ‘Light the Night’ Bike Light Distribution Campaign. The event is this Wednesday, September 9 from … Continue reading

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Green Light: Two MTD Facilities Certified

Last month MTD completed our annual third-party audit for ISO 14001 Certification. After four full days of facility visits, documentation review, and employee interviews, the auditor approved continuation of ISO 14001 Certification of the MTD Maintenance Facility’s Environmental and Sustainability Management … Continue reading

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MTD Cleans Up Main Street

Earlier this summer, we reported on the status of MTD’s participation in the Adopt Urbana program. This post covered our commitment to the program as well as our recent adoption of Main Street between Vine Street and Glover Avenue. Our … Continue reading

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