Sunday, January 5, 2014

DMT will delay start of service Monday due to weather

Heavy snow and extreme cold will delay the start of public transportation services operated by Danville Mass Transit Monday morning. Canceled services include fixed route buses, paratransit service operated by CRIS, and the shuttle between Danville and Champaign-Urbana. These services are planned to begin at 10:15AM, however, additional delays and cancelations are possible.

Riders should keep in mind that the expected temperatures and wind chills will cause frostbite and hypothermia very quickly. Only essential travel is recommended. For your safety, riders should dress appropriately for extreme temperatures, and expect that buses will be running behind schedule due to road conditions. Expect also that the condition of sidewalks and bus stops will be very poor due to heavy snow and ice. Further, extreme cold temperatures may cause mechanical failures resulting in other problems with bus service.

Check the DMT website at or the City of Danville web site at for updates. Information will also be posted to DMT’s Facebook Page (to follow, like “Danville Mass Transit”) and Twitter (@ridedmt). The office will be staffed Monday morning to assist riders by phone. For questions call (217) 431-0653 after 5:00AM Monday.