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Temporary Rear Door Boarding on MTD Buses

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Preview of Temporary Rear Door Boarding on MTD Buses

March, 24

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.

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

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 Continues Operating, Reduces Service

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Preview of MTD Continues Operating, Reduces Service

March, 19

MTD will continue to operate our reduced, non-University of Illinois service beginning Sunday, March 22, until further notice.

Board of Trustees March Meeting Canceled

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Preview of Board of Trustees March Meeting Canceled

March, 18

As a preventative measure to protect the health and safety of the community amidst growing concerns for COVID-19, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) has canceled the Board of Trustees' meeting scheduled for March 25, 2020.

MTD Facilities Limiting Public Access

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Preview of MTD Facilities Limiting Public Access

March, 17

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

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.

Non-University of Illinois Service Reductions Continue after Spring Break

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Preview of Non-University of Illinois Service Reductions Continue after Spring Break

March, 16

MTD will continue to operate our reduced, non-University of Illinois service beginning Sunday, March 22, until further notice. The reductions are the same as those for Fall and Winter Break, and are focused on campus.

Precautions for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Preview of Precautions for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March, 11

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.

MCORE Update March 23, 2020: Green & Wright Reopens, Reroutes in Effect

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Preview of MCORE Update March 23, 2020: Green & Wright Reopens, Reroutes in Effect

March, 6

Due to MCORE construction, Wright Street is closed southbound from Springfield Ave. to Green St. as of Monday, March 23.

MTD 280 tranSPORT to Illini Football & Volleyball Home Games

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Preview of MTD 280 tranSPORT to Illini Football & Volleyball Home Games

September, 19

MTD 280 tranSPORT service is available to all members of the public during Illini Football and Volleyball home games to alleviate traffic and parking congestion.

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

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

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 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

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.

$1.45M FTA Grant: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses

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July, 23

A $1.45 million competitive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant has been awarded to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) for the purchase of no-emission, hydrogen fuel cell electric buses and associated infrastructure.

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Veterans To Ride MTD at No Charge with New Veteran Pass, Available January 2, 2018

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Preview of Veterans To Ride MTD at No Charge with New Veteran Pass, Available January 2, 2018

July, 23

Beginning January 2018, MTD will offer a free, unlimited, 3-year bus pass to veterans.

New Mobile Ticketing App, Token Transit, Launched April 2

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Preview of New Mobile Ticketing App, Token Transit, Launched April 2

July, 23

The Token Transit app, available on iOS and Android, will allow passengers to purchase one trip, or a student, monthly, annual or Saturday/Sunday pass, with a credit card on the app (or with cash at MTD’s Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign).

You’ll Never Believe What This Teacher’s Christmas Wish Was

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Preview of You’ll Never Believe What This Teacher’s Christmas Wish Was

February, 11 - 3 min read

Why would you give bus passes to people who need food and shelter? This social worker spells it out for us.