Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

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The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District or MTD is the transit system that serves the Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area. It took over from the previous operator on August 7, 1971.

History

The previous operator was Champaign-Urbana City Lines.

Routes

Maps & schedules
Note: Bus service does not run on Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Fares

Current

Facilities

Administration and Operations

  • Address: 1101 East University Ave., Urbana, IL 61802
  • Phone: (217) 384-8188

Garage and Maintenance

  • Address: 803 East University Ave., Urbana, IL 61802

Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0101-0112 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 0107-a.jpeg 2001 NFI D60LF Cummins ISL ZF 5HP602C
  • Originally powered by Detroit Diesel Series 50 engines.
  • To be retired over a few years by various Xcelsior articulated buses
0913-0916 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 0913-a.jpeg 2009 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
1162-1197 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 1169-a.jpeg 2011 NFI DE40LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison EP40
hybrid system
1346-1355 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 1350-a.jpeg 2012 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison EP40
hybrid system
1601-1612 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 1608-a.jpeg 2016 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
1713-1730 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 1721-a.jpeg 2017 NFI XDE40 Cummins B6.7 BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
1713-1730 delivered Summer 2017[3]
1731-1734 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 1731-a.jpeg 2017 NFI XDE40 Cummins B6.7 BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
Delivered Winter 2017. 2018 models?
1835-1837 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 1837-a.jpg 2018 NFI XDE40 Cummins B6.7 BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
Entered service October 2018
1938-1939 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 1939-a.jpg 2019 NFI XDE40 Cummins B6.7 BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
Entered service June 2019
2017-2022 2020 NFI XDE60 Cummins L9
2040-2044 2020 NFI XDE40 Cummins B6.7
2101-2102 2021 NFI XHE60 CUMTD is the first agency to place an order for this model bus. Entered service October 2021.
2103-2105 2021 NFI XDE60
2145-2149 2021 NFI XDE40 Entered service fall 2021.

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Preserved

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1971 Late 1990s ElDorado Ford E-450
  • Used for special events.
2880 1958 GMC TGH-3102 GMC 270
  • Ex-Quincy Transit Lines 3867; bought in 1981.
  • Purchased for a historical bus and preserved by CUMTD.
3703 1984 Flxible Metro "A"
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
4515 1971 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Retired in 1993 and preserved by CUMTD.

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
103 1971 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • Ex-4512.
  • Retired before 2002.
201-203 1994-1995 Overland ELF
0313-0345 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 0340-a.jpeg 2003 NFI D40LF Cummins ISC ZF 5HP592C
  • Last bus retired in August 2020.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
400-402, 404-406,
408-414
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 411-a.jpg 1980 Crown Ikarus 286 Cummins NHHTC-290 Allison HT-740
501 1975 GMC T8H-5308A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
503, 508, 513-514 1971 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • Ex-4503, 4508, 4513-4515.
  • 503, 508 & 513 retired in 1993.
  • 514 retired in 1992.
546-550,
556-557
1975 GMC T8H-5308A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
  • Ex-Greater Richmond Transit Company 502, 507, 509, 512, 506, 524 & 507; bought in November 1991.
  • 546 & 547 retired in 1998.
  • 548 & 549 retired in 1995.
  • 550, 556 & 557 retired in 1997.
0556-0557 2005 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II 30' To MetroLINK.
559 1979 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730 Ex-Pace 8259; bought in March 1991.
560 8/1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex 5328.
  • Retired in 1994.
561 1971 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
562 1974 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
563-565 1971 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
566-573 1974 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Springfield Mass Transit District 7429, 7431, 7434, 7441, 7428, 7430, 7439-7440; bought in 1990.
0958-0962 Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 0959-a.jpeg 2009 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102R2)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
Out of service in March 2020 due to COVID pandemic; all retired by October 2021.
3601 1947 GMC TGM-3610 GMC 451 Manual
3602-3604 1947-48 GMC TDH-3610 Detroit Diesel 4-71
3701-3715,
3751-3755
1984 Flxible Metro "A"
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • 3701-3705, 3707, 3710, 3712, 3715, 3751, 3753-3755 retired in 2003.
  • 3706, 3708, 3711, 3713-3714, 3752 retired in 2002.
  • 3709 retired in 1993.
3716-3720 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(45096-6-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Retired in 1997.
3775-3789 1993 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R
4321-4340 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(53096-6-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • 4321, 4322, 4324, 4327, 4329, 4330, 4332-4338 & 4340 retired in 1997.
  • 4323, 4325, 4326, 4331 & 4339 retired in 1995.
4341-4345 1984 Flxible Metro "A"
(40096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Retired in 2003.
4374 1982 Flxible Metro 'A'
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Ex-Pace 8406; bought in 1993.
  • Exx-Flxible Demonstrator.
  • Retired in 2003? or possibly earlier.
4501-4515 1971 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • Rebuilt with wheelchair lifts in 1978.
  • All were stored in 1984.
  • 4503, 4508, 4513-4515 were rebuilt again (without lifts) in 1989 and renumbered 503, 508, 513-515.
  • 4512 was rebuilt again (for wheelchair service) in 1989 and renumbered 103.
4516-4525 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-Greater Peoria Mass Transit District 1009-1010, 1001-1008; bought in 1971.
  • 4516 & 4517 had air conditioning.
  • 4516 retired in 1980.
  • 4517-4523 were renumbered 4554-4555, 4552, 4558, 4553, 4557 & 4551 in 1980.
  • 4524 & 4525 retired in 1978.
4526 1/1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
4527-4533 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-HouTran 241, 240, 206, 207, 209, 205 & 151; bought in May 1977.
  • 4527, 4532 & 4533 retired in 1980.
  • 4528 was not used in service.
  • 4529 was renumbered 4556 in 1980.
  • 4530 & 4531 retired in 1979.
4534-4535 6/1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-MARTA 651 & 656; bought in May 1977.
  • Leased to CATA in 1980.
  • Retired in 1984.
  • To MetroLINK 4534 & 4535.
4536 6/1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-MARTA 664; bought in May 1977.
  • Retired in 1983.
4537 Renumbered 4559 in 1981.
4538 6/1962 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
4539-4540 6/1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-MARTA 657 & 659; leased in July 1971 then bought in September 1979.
  • 4539 renumbered 4561 in 1981.
  • Retired in 1984.
4541-4542 6/1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-MARTA 665 & 672; leased in July 1971 then bought in September 1979.
  • Leased to CATA in 1980.
  • Retired in 1984.
  • To MetroLINK 4541, 4542.
4551-4555 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-4523, 4519, 4521, 4517 & 4518.
  • Retired in 1985.
  • To MetroLINK 4551-4555.
4556 1961-1962 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex 4529.
  • Retired in 1984.
4557-4558 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex 4522 & 4520.
  • Retired in 1984.
4559 10-11/1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
4561 6/1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex 4539.
  • Retired in 1984.
5325, 5328, 5338 8/1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-MARTA 817, 830 & 832; leased in July 1978.
  • Bought in September 1979.
  • 5325 retired in 1980.
  • 5328 retired in 1984; returned to service and renumbered 560 in 1990.
  • 5338 was renumbered 5360 in 1981.
5343 8/1962 GMC TDH-4516 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-MARTA 713; leased in July 1978.
  • Bought in September 1979.
  • Retired in 1984 and rebuilt as emergency vehicle E-1 in 1985.
5360 8/1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex 5338.
  • Retired in 1984.
8316-8322 1983 Flxible Metro "A"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Ex-New Jersey Transit 1425, 1427, 1432, 1431, 1428, 1401 & 1393; bought in October 1996.
  • 8319 was rebuilt for wheelchair service.
  • Retired before 2003?
9001-9003, 9005-9006 1990 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
9446-9455 1994 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 5HP590
9656-9672 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 5HP590
  • 9656, 9657, 9659-9664, 9666-9672 retired in 2011.
  • 9658 & 9665 retired in 2013.
9716-9724 1997 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • 9716-9720, 9722-9724 retired in 2011.
  • 9721 retired in 2013.
P101 1947 GMC TGH-3102 GMC 270
  • Ex-University of Illinois 31690; bought in February 1982.
  • Sold as scrap in 1993.
P102 1947 Blue Bird
  • Ex-University of Illinois 31695; bought in 1983.
  • Sold as scrap in 1990.

References

  1. Consortium Lead By Lafayette Transit Awards New Flyer Options For Up To 159 Xcelsior And Midi Buses, New Flyer Industries. Dated December 1, 2015, retrieved on July 20, 2016.
  2. Green Light: MTD’s Fleet is Growing, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. Dated November 2, 2015, retrieved on December 14, 2015.
  3. Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Exercises Options for Eighteen 40-Foot Xcelsior Diesel Hybrid Buses, New Flyer Industries. Dated November 22, 2016, retrieved on November 25, 2016.

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