MTD still giving rides after Governor’s order

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URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Even with the Governor’s stay at home order, MTD says it will continue services.

MTD said Thursday it is using reduced routes until at least the fall. It is practicing social distancing by using longer buses and making the rides free, eliminating the transfer of money. Essential travel like going to the grocery store is still being allowed by the state. MTD Chief Operating Officer Korbin Figg says he knows people rely on them and they are not going to leave them in the dark.

“There’s a population of transit dependent people that rely on us every day,” says Figg. “We can’t let fear and uncertainty make us stray from that mission. We are an essential service so we can’t stop.”

MTD says it has seen the number of riders go down in the last few weeks.

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