May 28, 2016
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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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Green Light: Significant Aspects Controlled

Thanks to the implementation of an Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS), MTD’s sustainability commitment is focused on continual improvement and pollution prevention. If you’re new to MTD’s environmental party, previous “Green Lights” can get you up to speed. MTD … Continue reading

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Joint Test on 60-Foot Articulated Bus

First in the United States MTD was recently selected to test a new, much more advanced bus joint design by manufacturer, Hubner. Although “bus joint” is the industry term, the center of an articulated bus is also known as an … Continue reading

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When to Pull the Stop Request Cord?

A Tweeter Asks @CUMTD I’ve noticed lots of new kids waiting on the voice prompt to request a stop. The voice usually comes just as u arrive to the stop this ends up frustrating ur drivers who tell ppl to … Continue reading

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