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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.


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.


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.


March 12, 2012

U. of Ill. approves transit referendum

Sixty-nine percent majority votes to continue high-frequency and late night Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District service, as well as to augment SafeRides service


September 12, 2011

U. of Illinois students bringing fewer cars

Reports a nearly 50 percent decrease in the number of students purchasing parking permits in the last four years. Meanwhile, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus ridership has reached record levels.


July 11, 2011

Web Extra: How do you promote transit to new students?

It’s summer orientation time for universities across the U.S. How are their transit systems reaching out to students? Transit agencies told us they are investing heavily in orientation programs by providing free rides and staff presentations to students and their parents.


May 3, 2011

CUMTD taps FAAC for transit simulators

In addition to the two MB-1500 simulators, company also delivered an instructor-controlled desktop simulator, its Scenario Toolbox scenario building software program and a custom-built geo-specific virtual driving world.


April 11, 2011

Web Extra: Champaign-Urbana MTD celebrates 40 years with record ridership

On track to hit 10.6 million riders by summer, the agency is taking several initiatives to serve its growing passenger base, such as adding hybrid buses to its fleet; utilizing more social media tools and making its facilities even more eco-friendly.


March 28, 2011

Champaign-Urbana MTD installs U. of Illinois kiosks

Five information kiosks, displaying scheduled bus arrivals, anticipated wait times and re-routes, are currently in operation along routes on campus. The transit district will eventually install 22 kiosks.


September 8, 2009

Champaign-Urbana MTD receives ARRA funds for simulators

Simulators, programmed to emulate this environment, will allow the MTD to introduce bus operators to this environment in the controlled setting of the simulator room. Agency hopes to begin using system by mid-2010.


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