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Students should venture off campus

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist

August 9, 2016

The end of spring semester is approaching and for many students at the University, this means it's time to buckle down and write those term papers or finish that group project you’ve been putting off since February. But the end of the semester also brings gorgeous weather to campus and the urge ...

Two Urbana residents arrested for armed robbery of a pizza

By Marijo Enderle

November 1, 2015

Two Urbana residents were arrested Saturday on the charges of armed robbery after robbing a victim of a pizza, according to an Urbana Police report.Urbana police were dispatched to the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Birch Street in Urbana around 7:30 p.m. after receiving a report of the robbery. A...

CUMTD to add new buses to fleet

CUMTD to add new buses to fleet

By Lilly Mashayek

October 13, 2015

Any student who has ever missed the 22 Illini before an 8 a.m. class will appreciate the addition of new buses to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District’s fleet.CUMTD was granted $7.8 million from the Federal Transit Authority, FTA, to purchase up to 42 new buses over the next five years, said ...

MTD adds new campus route, proposes changes for the fall

MTD adds new campus route, proposes changes for the fall

By Mariah Schaefer

May 25, 2015

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District has proposed changes to many of its bus routes and is looking to increase fares for this fall.On Wednesday, MTD held a public hearing at the Illinois Terminal where interested community members could give the company input on the proposed changes.Seven rout...

Rauner’s budget cuts began making dents since its proposal

By Fatima Farha

May 10, 2015

By fatima farhaassistant news editorShortly after being sworn into office, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a new budget for fiscal year 2016, which would cut state funding for many programs, including a major cut in state appropriations for higher education.Rauner proposed to cut state funding for higher...

MTD server updates Wednesday

By Jessica Heinz

January 10, 2015

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will begin upgrading their bus servers at 8 p.m. Wednesday. During this time, the servers will be unavailable on every platform, including the MTD’s website, apps and mobile site, according to a press release. It is expected to take several hours to complete the upgrade. Customers...

MTD begins fall break schedule

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 22, 2014

The Champaign-Urbana MTD Bus Service schedule will be reduced over the fall break and have no service on Thanksgiving day. Buses will beginning operating on the regular schedule Dec. 1. Saturday, Nov. 22 50 Green, 100 Yellow and 120 Teal late night service does not operate 130 Silver Limited operates...

Jumpstarting your relationship with CUMTD

Jumpstarting your relationship with CUMTD

By Earn Saenmuk

July 26, 2014

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has 647 total buildings, covering an area of 7.1 square miles, which makes it difficult to walk from one side of the campus to another. Most students rely on Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) buses to commute. There are many different lines o...

Get the most of C-U on a student’s budget

By Sarah Soenke

July 26, 2014

It may be in the middle of East Central Illinois, but Champaign-Urbana has a lot going on. And with the twin cities being popularly termed a “micro-urban community,” the costs for many leisure and entertainment options are micro too, if not entirely free. So take a break from thinking about your newly acquired...

MTD buses provide rides to students on and off campus

May 28, 2014

When there’s somewhere you need to go, whether you are rushing for class or heading out for the night, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, commonly known as MTD, buses will get you there. Especially during the winter months, MTD saves students from the harsh winters by providing transporta...

Pebble Smart Watch allows students hands-free communication

Pebble Smart Watch allows students hands-free communication

By Earn Saenmuk

May 6, 2014

Many engineering students have been spotted wearing the same watch on campus, and it’s not an accident. Pebble Smart Watch has a black-and-white e-paper display. It can connect to any device that supports iOS or Android systems via Bluetooth. The main purpose of the Pebble is for owners to get noti...

Avoid packing unnecessary baggage for school

Avoid packing unnecessary baggage for school

By Declan Harty

February 11, 2014

At the beginning of each semester, thousands of students arrive on campus, bringing with them heaps of clothes, treasured pictures of loved ones, and, although perhaps unknowingly, items that they will never use. Unnecessary items brought to campus may range from school supplies to cars, according to Tri...