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CUMTD’s summer service reductions begin this Saturday

Here’s your friendly reminder that things are about to slow down a lot in Champaign-Urbana now that school is out for the summer. Along with this, of course, comes decreased hours of bus service from CUMTD, which goes into effect this Saturday, May 13th.

From the press release:

MTD Summer Service Reductions In Effect Saturday, May 13

Champaign-Urbana, IL—MTD will begin operating reduced service this Saturday, May 13. Summer service reductions will continue until the start of the 2017-2018 University of Illinois academic year.

Reductions during summer break are similar to reductions for other academic breaks (fall, winter, and spring). Here are the specifics for Summer 2017:

  • The 2 Red Express trips will not operate. These are signaled by the “L” and “U” footnotes in the schedule.
  • Unique to summer break is 335 SafeRides, which does not operate at all.
  • There is no late night service, which includes all scheduled service after midnight on the 50 Green, 100 Yellow, 120 Teal, 130 Silver, and 220 Illini. Every Sunday of summer break, MTD will only operate daytime service. This means trips designated as evening and late night will not operate.
  • The 12/120 Teal, 13/130 Silver, and 22/220 Illini operate with limited frequency. The Teal and Silver operate every 20 minutes across all day types. The Illini Limited runs every 30 minutes and operates at all times with an abbreviated route. The routing for the 130 Silver Evening and Weekend is shortened.
  • MTD provides transportation to Champaign and Urbana middle and high schools throughout the regular school year. These trips are open to the public and are detailed by footnotes on the affected schedules. These extra trips will not operate once these schools are out for the summer.
  • There will be no MTD service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, as well as Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4. Service will not be affected on the days before or after.

MTD’s Trip Planner and all mobile applications will reflect these service reductions.

Anyone with questions or comments can contact MTD at 217.384.8188 or submit feedback online at

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