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Non-University of Illinois Service Reductions Continue after Spring Break

(EDIT: This article was originally published on 3.16.2020. As of 3.19.2020, MTD plans to extend the reductions listed below until further notice. Read all of the latest updates at mtd.org/covid19).

The University of Illinois is effectively closing campus for the remainder of the Spring Semester and has cancelled Commencement. 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:

The 12 Teal and 13 Silver operate at 20-minute frequencies during Weekday Daytime. Trips on those schedules with the “U” footnote will not operate.

The 130 Silver Limited will operate abbreviated routing during Weekday Evenings and throughout the Weekend at 20-minute frequencies. It’s important to review the maps for the 130 Silver Limited because the route is abbreviated from the regular Silver route.

The 22/220 Illini Limited operates 30-minute frequencies and abbreviated routing during all day types.

There will be no Late Night service (after midnight) on the 50 Green, 100 Yellow, 120 Teal, 130 Silver Limited, and 220 Illini Limited.

335 SafeRides will operate reduced hours - beginning at 7:00 pm, and taking final trip requests at 12:00 am. MTD will operate two SafeRides vehicles to promote social distancing. Users can download the MTD Connect app for free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, and request a SafeRide through the app or by phone by calling 217.265.RIDE (7433). 

MTD will not operate any Sunday Evening or Late Night service. This affects the 50 Green, 100 Yellow, 120 Teal, 130 Silver Limited, and 220 Illini Limited.

Finally, the 2 Red Express trips, designated with “L” and “U” footnotes, do not operate Monday through Friday. 

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