December 8, 2016
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MTD Seeks Input from University of Illinois Students

Last week, MTD partnered with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to put on three Town Hall meetings. The purpose of these meetings was to create a forum for students to provide feedback on campus bus services. … Continue reading

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State Comes to MTD for CDL Re-Examinations

The inspiration for creating this blog was my enrollment in the MTD Training Program to earn a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). I published my first post in March of this year, after I had completed the program and … Continue reading

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Sampling Tests Automatic Passenger Counters

This past summer, you may have heard MTD tooting our horns about having a record ridership year. ┬áIn FY2011, we provided over 10.5 million rides! Automatic Passenger Counters (APC) do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to tracking … Continue reading

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Why Does the Bus Go Beep?

On Sunday morning, I sent out this tweet and received the reply posted below: Thanks for the suggestion @RoughneckNine0! Below is an explanation of a few beeps and buzzes you may hear as a passenger or someone standing near a … Continue reading

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Green Light: EMS Institute

MTD is embarking on a major environmental initiative. This campaign affects every MTD employee and benefits all of our stakeholders. From our riders, to the person walking along the sidewalk, to the residents of our fine cities, this project will … Continue reading

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Ride the tranSPORT to Fighting Illini Football

The 2011 Fighting Illini football schedule is a bit unique this year. Frankly, it gives you and your friends and family a great reason to learn to ride our shuttle, the 280 tranSPORT, to Memorial Stadium. The motivation? There are … Continue reading

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A New Service Year

This past week, many employees of MTD have encountered distressed riders. “Why is there a bag over my bus stop sign? Has something changed?” one caller asked me when I answered a call on Thursday, August 4. That same day, … Continue reading

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Green Light: Diesel Particulate Filters

In honor of sustainable projects and greening our community, I’ve decided to dedicate the first blog post of every month to highlighting a renewable, environmentally-positive project at MTD. Each of our properties boasts a long history of green initiatives, as … Continue reading

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Fall Board Pick

WARNING: This post features a lot of transit-insider lingo. To assist the reader, all slang has been put in quotes and colored blue. Three times a year, the Operations Department creates a “board” of all possible driving shifts for all … Continue reading

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Operator School is in Session

Ah, summer. A time of flip-flops, family vacations, and for folks in the Champaign-Urbana area, an opportunity to enjoy Campustown. Here at MTD, daily operations slow down too as we slip into almost three months of reduced service. The absence … Continue reading

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