Jumpstarting your relationship with CUMTD


Riders board a MTD bus across the street from the Illini Union on Sunday, October 19, 2008.

By Earn Saenmuk

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 of buses, and each one goes to different parts of the cities. Going to places will be a lot easier if students remember which buses go where. Here’s a quick guide to jumpstart your long relationship with CUMTD — just be sure you take the bus in the correct direction:

  • 1 Yellow — Champaign Walmart, Meijer, Carmike 13 Theater, Marketplace Mall, Illinois Terminal, County Market at White & Fourth streets, Illini Union Bookstore at Transit Plaza, Ikenberry Commons SDRP, Parking Lot E-14, Savoy 16 Theater, Savoy Walmart
  • 2 Red — Marketplace Mall, Christie Clinic, Illinois Terminal, County Market at White & Fourth streets, Illini Union, Krannert Center for Performing Arts, McKinley Health Center, Urbana Meijer, Lincoln Square
  • 5 Green — Country Fair, Illinois Terminal, Illini Union, Lincoln Square,
  • 12 Teal — Illinois Terminal, County Market, Illini Union, Krannert Center, CRCE, FAR/PAR, Orchard Downs
  • 13 Silver — Lincoln Square, Loomis Laboratory, Illini Union, Illini Union Bookstore (Transit Plaza), Main Library, CRCE, FAR/PAR
  • 10 Gold — Lincoln Square, Krannert Center, Main Library, SDRP
  • 22 Illini — FAR/PAR, McKinley Health Center, ISR, Krannert Center for Performing Arts, Main Library, Ikenberry Commons SDRP, Illini Union Bookstore at Transit Plaza, Illini Union, Siebel Center

Full schedules and maps for CUMTD buses can be found on the MTD website.

Earn is a senior in Media. She can be reached at [email protected].