Topic : Champaign Urbana MTD

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Connect Transit GM to leave post next month

Management & Operations| February 27, 2017

Bringing in the system's first local tax funding was one of Andrew Johnson's many accomplishments during his tenure.

Volk to be inducted into APTA Awards Hall of Fame

Management & Operations| June 22, 2016

When he inherited the transit system, there were just 13 buses and annual ridership was 555,000. Today, ridership is more than 13 million and there is a fleet of 102 buses.

Management & Operations| November 2, 2015

Champaign-Urbana MTD proposes 6% tax increase

The board also approved a grant to purchase four street supervisor minivans and two paratransit vans for Americans with Disabilities Act service. The two paratransit vans being replaced are six years old and have more than 165,000 miles.

University| January 5, 2015

Champaign-Urbana's MTD names new COO

Bryan Smith formerly worked at the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority in Kent, Ohio. The agency is the public transportation provider for Portage County and Kent State University.

Bus| May 16, 2014

Illinois transit group urges patent reform legislation

The call seeks to protect the industry, and subsequently other industries, from patent trolls — shell companies that purchase patents with no intention of innovating, but instead sue those who do.
Bus| April 8, 2014

Ill. group calls for reform to protect against patent trolls

Transit agencies across the state have been targeted multiple times by patent trolls — shell companies that purchase patents with no intention of innovating, but rather suing those who do.
September 25, 2013

Social media nurtures productive relationships

Super fans, transit geeks, bus nerds — whatever you want to call them — find Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District on social media platforms. This pool of repeat socializers is handy for projects such as the transit system’s recent website redesign and recruiting riders to help assess the performance of the CAD/AVL system after an equipment upgrade.
University| August 17, 2012

Universities, Transit Partner to Share Strengths

Universities bring the ridership and cities get the system funding. Constant communication, offering unlimited access and focusing on service instead of governance structure are touted as factors in successful systems.

University| April 9, 2012

Web Extra: U. transit operators upgrade their driver training programs

University transit operators from Wisconsin and Illinois weigh in on recent updates they have made to their driver training programs, including bringing training in-house and adding bus simulators.
University| March 26, 2012

Missouri U. looks to Ill. bus system for improvements

Of the three educational bus trips organized by Columbia, Mo. city officials, a visit to the University of Illinois showed the largest disparity between the city of Columbia’s bus system, which serves Missouri University, and other school systems.
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