Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Service Reductions Planned

Danville Mass Transit (DMT) will operate the Saturday schedule on Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) and on Monday, December 31st (New Years Eve). Routes 9 Georgetown, 13 Tilton, and 14 Lynch will not operate. Other routes will operate reduced schedules. Check the timetable for more information.

No buses will operate and the office will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th (Christmas Day) and on Tuesday, January 1st (New Years Day).

All of us at DMT wish our riders and our community a happy holiday season.

Friday, December 14, 2012

DMT, DATS coordinating HSTP Meeting

The public is invited to join DMT's director and the director of Danville Area Transportation Study (DATS) on Wednesday, December 9th for a discussion concerning the Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP). The plan is a coordinated plan that considers transportation needs in the area, especially the needs of people with disabilities, older adults, and people with lower income levels. The HSTP is being developed with input from transit providers, government officials, human service agencies, advocacy groups, and other members of the public. The meeting will be held from 4:30PM to 6:00PM at Danville Public Library. It will be an "open house" format, so the public is invited to stop by to review the plan and discuss needs anytime during those hours.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Give, and Ride Free

Today through December 31 is the "DMT Season of Giving," a special time of the year when Danville Mass Transit is promoting the spirit of giving. If you're a DMT rider, this is your chance to share your holiday spirit by giving to a great cause.

Here's how it works:
  1. Use your blue DMT bag to collect non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, peanut butter, spaghetti, canned meats, soups, etc. If you need a blue DMT bag, you can pick one up from our office at 101 N. Jackson St., in Danville (while supplies last).
  2. Use the bag to take your donation to the Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry at 855 E. Fairchild, Monday to Friday 9AM to Noon or 1 to 4PM. The shelter is served by DMT routes 4 Bowman, 5 Fairchild, and 6 Main/Fairchild. Regular fare will be required for these trips.
  3. When you donate, the Salvation Army will give you a free DMT 5-Ride Ticket, courtesy of DMT.
Happy holidays from all of us at DMT! We hope you will take part in our Season of Giving. For more information call 217-431-0653 or click

Friday, October 12, 2012

Downtown street closures to cause Saturday detours

Several downtown streets will be closed Saturday, October 13. The following detours will be in effect between 9AM and 5PM Saturday:

1 Grant/Logan and 2 Gilbert/Danville Crossing
Outbound buses will follow Walnut, Main, Pine, and North. Inbound buses will follow Gilbert, Main, and Hazel.

10 Danville-Champaign and 13 Tilton
Outbound buses will follow Hazel to Main and inbound buses will follow Main to Hazel.

Monday, October 8, 2012

DMT to demonstrate bike rack on bus

Bike riders may one day be able to take their bikes with them on Danville buses. Danville Mass Transit (DMT) will demonstrate a sample bike rack to the city council’s Public Works Committee on Tuesday, October 9.

The bike rack, which has room for three bikes, was installed last month on a DMT bus. Public Transportation Director John Metzinger said the sample rack was provided by the manufacturer to DMT for testing and demonstration. He said employees are becoming familiar with how to use the rack.
Metzinger wants to install bike racks on the entire fleet to help extend the reach of public transportation and to enhance use of bicycling in the community. He said that he is not aware of any riders using the bike rack, but is not surprised since only one is installed. Several riders have inquired about bike racks and are wondering when they will be available on all buses, he said.
“Installation on the entire fleet is necessary to enhance use,” Metzinger said. “If they are installed only intermittently on the fleet, riders will not be able to count on being able to take their bike with them.” Metzinger said bikes are not allowed inside of buses for safety reasons.
Metzinger estimates costs to buy bike racks for all the buses at $12,000. He said DMT employees would handle the installation in house.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bus Re-routes for Last September Weekend

Taste of Downtown Danville

DMT buses will be routed around the Taste of Downtown Danville. During the event, North St. will be closed between Vermilion and Walnut streets. The following detours will be in effect beginning at 2:00PM on Friday, September 28, through the close of transit service on Saturday, September 29:
  • 1 Grant/Logan and 2 Gilbert/Danville Crossing: Outbound buses will turn left on Hazel, right on Main, right on Walnut, left on North. Inbound buses will turn right on Walnut, left on Main, and left on Hazel.
  • 8 Douglas Park: Outbound buses will turn left on Hazel, right on Main, left on Walnut.
  • 10 Danville-Champaign, 12 Heights/S. Danville, and 13 Tilton: Outbound buses will turn left on Hazel, right on Main. Inbound buses will turn left on Hazel from Main.
  • Evening Dial-a-Ride Service will detour around North St. as necessary.

Danville High School Marching Band Competition

On Saturday, September 29, Danville High School will host a marching band competition which will close Jackson St. between Clay and Fairchild streets. Beginning with the 12:45PM trip and continuing through the end of service for the day, the route 5 Fairchild bus will use the following outbound detour: right on Hazel, right on Seminary, left on Jackson, left on Williams, right on Hazel, right on Fairchild and continue on route.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day

Danville Mass Transit will not operate and all offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. Regular service will resume Tuesday, September 4. DMT wishes you a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

DMT bus to detour around Fairchild construction

Route 14 Lynch is detouring around construction of the Fairchild overpass until further notice.

The outbound bus will follow Hazel north to right on Seminary, left on Jackson, north past Fairchild, turn right on Voorhees, and resume the regular route at Bowman. The inbound bus will follow Voorhees west at Bowman then turn left on Jackson, right on English, left on Hazel, and resume the regular route at Fairchild.

Bus stops along Fairchild, Rogers, May, and Collett will not be served while this detour is in effect. Danville Mass Transit regrets the inconvenience for our customers.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

DMT employees recognized for service, safety

This week, Danville Mass Transit Operations Superintendent Lisa Beith recognized employees for service and safety performance.
  • Roberto "Bobby" Santiago, III, Mechanics Helper was awarded the Employee of the Quarter Award for outstanding service to DMT.
  • Michael Knight, Full Time Driver, was awarded Employee of the Quarter for outstanding service as a bus operator.
Annual Safety Awards for years of safe driving were awarded to the following bus drivers:
  • Jean Ann Bates, 1 year
  • Lateesha "Tee" Davis, 4 years
  • Laura Decker, 1 year
  • Pete Estrada, 5 years
  • Brenda Finley, 6 years
  • Robert McNeil, 2 years
  • Joe Leonard, 8 years
  • Ricky Taylor, 2 years
DMT Director John Metzinger congratulates the award winners, and thanks them for their outstanding service to the citizens of Danville.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

South St. closure detour for route 8

South St. will close Saturday, July 7 from 9AM to 12 noon. This will result in detours for the 8:45AM and 10:45AM trips for route "8 Douglas Park." The bus will detour as follows:

Follow South St. to left on Jackson
Right on Main
Right on Park
Left on South, resume regular route

The bus stops at South and College, and South and Park will not be served. The nearest bus stops are located at the Public Safety Building to the west and at South and Elizabeth to the east.

DMT regrets any inconvenience to our riders.

Street closure in Urbana affects route 10

Beginning Monday, July 9, and lasting for seven to ten days, the intersection of Lincoln and University streets in Urbana will close for construction. Route "10 Danville-Champaign" will detour as follows:

Outbound (Bus to Illinois Terminal):
Right on McCullough from University
Stop on McCullough at Park
Curve ahead and left to Church
Right on Orchard
Left on Fairview
Left on Goodwin
Resume regular route at Park

Outbound bus will miss the following stops: University & Coler, University & Lincoln, University & Goodwin.

Inbound (Bus to Danville):
Left on Goodwin from University
Right on Fairview
Right on Orchard
Left on Church
Curve right to McCullough
Right on Park, resume regular route

Inbound bus will miss the following stops: University & Goodwin, University & Lincoln.

DMT regrets any inconvenience to our riders.

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