December 8, 2016
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37th MTD Employee Awards Presentation

MTD employees and members of our Board of Trustees gather annually to celebrate the District’s commitment to service excellence and safe operations. This year’s ceremony was on Sunday, June 7 and celebrated the accomplishments of 2014. We blogged about last year‘s … Continue reading

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UI Student Signatures Needed for Petitions

Since 1989, the University of Illinois and MTD have contracted for unlimited bus access for students, faculty, and staff. Service is revisited every three years when the contracts are up for renewal and renegotiation. We covered the last contract renewal … Continue reading

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A Guide to MTD’s How-Tos

The first post we published on our blog, The Inside Lane, was on March 18, 2011. We’ve come a long way, MTD-ers! After nearly four years of weekly blog posts, we’ve built a robust and informative archive of instructional posts. How Tos: … Continue reading

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Illinois Terminal Got Swarmed

Champaign’s own professional minor league basketball team recently swarmed Illinois Terminal last Friday, January 23 for their team’s season photos. Champaign Swarm plays in the Midwest Professional Basketball Association (MPBA) and their home court is at Parkland College. The Champaign Swarm … Continue reading

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MTD is Hiring

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post to bring you this service reminder: There will be no MTD service all day on Thanksgiving, November 27. MTD is hiring! There are several positions for which MTD is currently accepting applications. If you … Continue reading

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MTD Service After Dark

Campus and community safety are a topic of constant concern. Recent crimes on and off campus are encouraging many to redouble their efforts to be safe after dark. This blog covers the services MTD provides in the evening and late … Continue reading

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MTD Does ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit

Last Friday, October 10, user anchal26 posted this on Reddit in /r/uiuc: AMA request: MTD operator/rep Since MTD has a massive presence in CU because students and townies use the buses daily, it would be great to ask questions and … Continue reading

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How Do Buses Handle Potholes?

The short answer – not well. While smaller transport modes like cars and bicycles can nimbly dodge these winter traps, large vehicles like garbage trucks, 18-wheelers, salt trucks, and buses cannot. Thankfully, the record ridership we’re seeing is taking more … Continue reading

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Why Buses Can’t Kneel When It’s Below Zero

It’s not because the buses don’t want to. The operators aren’t in a rush to get the doors closed because the cold air is pouring in. Buses, just like all other vehicles, can have performance issues in severe weather. Below … Continue reading

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MTD Provides Intern Toolbox to Parkland College

A new, fully equipped, mechanic’s toolbox filled mostly with MAC Tools is available at Parkland College for Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) interns enrolled in their Diesel Power Equipment (DPE) Technology program. MTD worked in conjunction with a local MAC … Continue reading

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