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MTD Welcomes Public Feedback Ahead of Illinois Terminal Expansion Project

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Preview of MTD Welcomes Public Feedback Ahead of Illinois Terminal Expansion Project

September, 17

As MTD develops an Environmental Assessment to evaluate potential impacts and benefits of expanding Illinois Terminal, you are invited to review information online about the planned project and provide feedback.

SafeRides Boundary Extended to Serve North Lincoln Avenue

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Preview of SafeRides Boundary Extended to Serve North Lincoln Avenue

September, 10

MTD is temporarily extending its SafeRides service boundary after 1:00 AM to include bus stops along North Lincoln Avenue.

MTD Fall 2020 Service Changes

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Preview of MTD Fall 2020 Service Changes

August, 14 (Updated: September, 10)

MTD is reducing scheduled service effective Friday, August 21. The reductions primarily impact routes serving campus, and late-night service after 1:00 am.

MTD Unveils New Logo to Celebrate 50 Years of Service

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Preview of MTD Unveils New Logo to Celebrate 50 Years of Service

August, 10 (Updated: August, 20)

As MTD prepares for our 50th birthday in 2021, we are commemorating half a century of service with a minor facelift to refresh our brand in the Fall of 2020! We may have a new look, but MTD’s real identity will always be rooted in our commitment to service.

Precautions for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Preview of Precautions for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March, 11 (Updated: August, 12)

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to spread across the United States, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) is taking several steps to better protect all employees and passengers.

MTD Provides Online Learn-to-Ride Resources for Unit 4, District 116 Families

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Preview of MTD Provides Online Learn-to-Ride Resources for Unit 4, District 116 Families

August, 12

While both Champaign Unit 4 and Urbana School District 116 Middle and High Schools are still devising their Back To School plans, MTD is happy to announce that virtual Learn-to-Ride resources are available on our Schools page at mtd.org.

MTD On Board with Phase 4 of Restore Illinois

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Preview of MTD On Board with Phase 4 of Restore Illinois

August, 12

In accordance with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s five phase Restore Illinois Plan, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District continues to offer public transportation as a means to access the community.

Temporary Rear Door Boarding on MTD Buses

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Preview of Temporary Rear Door Boarding on MTD Buses

March, 24 (Updated: August, 12)

MTD will be temporarily implementing rear door boarding effective Wednesday, March 25. Passengers will be directed to enter and exit the vehicle via the rear doors until further notice. Accessible boarding will continue through the front doors for those with limited mobility.

MCORE Project 5 Begins Monday, May 4, 2020: Green Street Closed from Race to McCullough

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Preview of MCORE Project 5 Begins Monday, May 4, 2020: Green Street Closed from Race to McCullough

May, 5 (Updated: August, 12)

On Monday, May 4, work began on Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project 5: Green Street – Urbana. During the first phase of Project 5, Green Street is closed from Race to McCullough.

MCORE Update: Extensive Reroutes Modified April 24, 2020; Wright Street is closed between Green and Springfield

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Preview of MCORE Update: Extensive Reroutes Modified April 24, 2020; Wright Street is closed between Green and Springfield

April, 1 (Updated: August, 12)

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) completed the reconstruction of the intersection of Wright Street and Green Street, part of MCORE Project 4.

MTD Transit Will Operate as an Essential Service During Shelter in Place Order

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Preview of MTD Transit Will Operate as an Essential Service During Shelter in Place Order

March, 20 (Updated: August, 12)

Governor J.B. Pritzker has issued a "Stay at Home" Order beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020. This order will restrict all non-essential travel and business across the State. MTD will continue to serve those in need of essential transportation services.

MTD Facilities Limiting Public Access

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Preview of MTD Facilities Limiting Public Access

March, 17 (Updated: August, 12)

Effective Wednesday, March 18, MTD is taking additional measures to protect the health and safety of our passengers, visitors, and employees.

MTD Providing Free Rides

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Preview of MTD Providing Free Rides

March, 16 (Updated: August, 12)

In light of the rapidly developing public health situation with COVID-19, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) will be temporarily offering free rides to all passengers for MTD’s fixed-route bus service, ADA Paratransit, and C-CARTS.

How to Use A Bike Box: Stop. Turn. Wait.

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Preview of How to Use A Bike Box: Stop. Turn. Wait.

August, 27 (Updated: May, 18)

MTD's Bike Box Rap video shows cyclists and motorists what to do in and near the new Bike Boxes in Campustown. New to the University of Illinois Campus in Fall 2018, Bike Boxes were installed as part of the MCORE Project and are designed to help keep cyclists safe.

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Begins 2018-19 Service Year with New Website, Other Changes

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Preview of Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Begins 2018-19 Service Year with New Website, Other Changes

August, 25 (Updated: May, 18)

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) began their 2018-19 Service Year on August 12, 2018. MTD announces changes to the domain address for MTD's website, MTD's social media handles, & all MTD email accounts. We ask members of the public & media representatives to update their records.

MTD 280 tranSPORT Volleyball to Launch Tomorrow, Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Preview of MTD 280 tranSPORT Volleyball to Launch Tomorrow, Saturday, August 18, 2018

August, 17 (Updated: May, 18)

Illinois Athletics & the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) are pleased to announce a free park & ride service, the 280 tranSPORT Volleyball, to shuttle fans from the Bielfeldt Administration Building to Huff Hall for every home Illini Volleyball match.

MTD Launches All-New Website at mtd.org: New Subscription Necessary

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Preview of MTD Launches All-New Website at mtd.org: New Subscription Necessary

August, 12 (Updated: May, 18)

MTD's moved on the web! Find us at mtd.org and try out our new Trip Planning and school trip planning tools. Questions? We're here when you need us, just call 217.384.8188.

Illini Hockey? If So, Illinois Terminal Site Is Chosen

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July, 23 (Updated: May, 18)

The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) announced that Illinois will move continue to advance their efforts toward bringing Division I hockey to Champaign-Urbana. The report recommends development of a new facility on the location proposed in downtown Champaign.

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