August 17, 2017
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Category Archives: Just for Fun

We’re serious about providing quality transportation services…but we also enjoy celebrating our community and cuttin’ a rug.

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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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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Next Stop: Boneyard Arts Festival

In its fifteenth year, this vibrant, annual arts festival will permeate Champaign-Urbana & surrounds next Thursday, April 6 thru Sunday, April 9. Champaign County, IL- 40 North, Champaign County’s Arts Council, will host their annual Boneyard Arts Festival throughout Champaign County over 4 days … Continue reading

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Champaign County Area Restaurant Week

Our micro-urban community has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. From Big 10 Sports to music festivals, from art exhibits to sprawling parks, it’s hard not to fall head over heels with Chambana. Visit Champaign County is encouraging … Continue reading

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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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Volunteer Snow Removal Program

This is a guest blog post written by Sarah Buchhorn, the Champaign-Urbana Safe Routes to School Project Intern. This winter, the C-U Safe Routes to School Project is launching a volunteer snow removal program with the support of MTD and … Continue reading

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What MTD is Thankful for in 2016

Thanksgiving is this Thursday and MTD is observing our Fall Break Service Reductions. As you gather around a turkey, ham, tofurkey, whatever you and yours prefer, you may be answering the question, “What are you thankful for?” In my experience, … Continue reading

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Fall Break Service Reductions 2016

We suggest marking your calendars for three noteworthy November events. The first is the Fall Break Service Reductions. This is the first University of Illinois Break for the 2016-2017 academic year, so this may be new for some readers and … Continue reading

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