Want to get your message out in our community? Advertising on MTD buses and vans is a great way to reach thousands of people every day! We offer a variety of ad spaces in different shapes and sizes on MTD’s fleet, as well as on digital kiosks at major bus shelters and inside our annual Maps & Schedules Book. We also offer advertising space on our paratransit and demand-response vans in addition to our fixed-route buses. Whatever your marketing goals may be, we can help!

Market Overview

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) provides fixed-route, on-demand, and ADA Paratransit bus and van service to the cities of Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, and the University of Illinois campus.

MTD’s 114 bus fleet provided nearly 12 million passenger rides across over 25 fixed-routes in 2019, providing the opportunity for advertisers to speak directly to consumers on a daily basis where no other outdoor advertising exists.

Fast Transit Facts:

  • 71% of riders are employed
  • 79% of riders are aged 25-54, the most economically active years
  • 9% of the local workforce uses public transportation

Available Ad Space

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Advertising Rates

Current Promotion: A 50% discount will be applied to Production, Installation, and Removal fees for all contracts. Graphic support not included in this service.

40' Buses

40 foot bus ad rates

Location Monthly Rate (each) Production, Installation, and Removal (one-time fee) Size (L x H)
Kings (street side) $300 $220/sign 144" x 30"
Queens (curb side) $200 $133/sign 88" x 30"
Tails (rear) $225 $61/sign 66" x 15"
Interior Cards (90 buses) $500 $460/first set of 90 $387/additional set 17" x 11"

60' Buses

60 foot bus ad rates.

Location Monthly Rate (each) Production, Installation, and Removal (one-time fee) Size (L x H)
Kings (street side) $250 $220/sign 144" x 30"
Queens (curb side) $250 $71/sign 66" x 21"
Tails (rear) $250 $71/sign 66" x 21"
Interior Cards (19 buses) $250 $108/first set of 19 $92/additional set 17" x 11"

Large Format Rates

Large format ad rates

Location Monthly Rate (each) Production, Installation, and Removal (one-time fee) Size (L x H)
King Kong (street side) $550 $2,000 each 218" x 97"
Queen Kong (curb side) $500 $1,400 each 134" x 97"
Tail Wrap $525 $1,320 each Entire back exterior of the bus
Side Wrap $750 $4,820 each Curbside OR street side exterior
Full Wrap $1,300 $11,920 each Full bus exterior

Additional Opportunities

  • Digital Space on more than 30 passenger information kiosks all over town
  • Placement in MTD’s annual Maps & Schedules Book

Contact

MTD Staff are on hand to take care of all your advertising needs. Please reach out to Sheana Bryant for information on rates and availability.