Thursday, May 16, 2013

Public Hearing to Discuss DMT Capital Projects

Danville Mass Transit (DMT) will hold a public hearing to give riders and the general public an opportunity to review its application for capital grant funds. DMT is applying for funds to rebuild the bus transfer facility at North and Hazel streets in downtown Danville, and is also applying for six replacement buses.

The public hearing will be held Thursday, May 30, at 6:00PM in the City Council Chambers, located in the basement level of the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building at 17 W. Main St., Danville.

The City of Danville proposes to rebuild the DMT bus transfer facility located at North and Hazel streets in Danville on property owned by the City. Construction will involve demolition of existing facilities and construction of new parking lot, eight independent bus stop bays, canopied boarding platform, and a 1,700 sq. ft. building with a passenger waiting area and restrooms. Also, the City of Danville proposes to replace 2 heavy duty transit buses and 4 medium/super medium duty buses that are past useful life.

At the hearing, DMT will provide an opportunity for interested persons or agencies to be heard with respect to the social, economic, and environmental aspects of the project. Interested persons may submit comments orally or in writing.

A copy of the application for a state grant will be made available for public inspection at Danville Mass Transit, 101 N. Jackson St., Danville, Illinois, and also on the agency's web site at

Contact DMT Director John Metzinger at (217) 431-0653 for any questions about the hearing or to arrange for special accommodation for people with disabilities.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tilton Construction Detours Start Monday

Construction in the 14th Street area in Tilton will begin on Monday, May 13. The street will be closed between King St. to Greenwood Cemetery Rd., and the ramps from Georgetown Rd./Illinois Route 1 will also be closed.

Detours will be in effect on DMT routes 9 Georgetown and 13 Tilton for the duration of the construction project. No completion date has been released, so riders can expect these detours to be in effect for some time.

The route 9 bus will travel southbound on Georgetown Rd., turn left at Southgate Dr., turn around at the end of the street in front of Carpet Store, return to Georgetown Rd, heading south. The bus stop at 14th St. and Hodge St. will not be served while the detour is in effect.

The route 13 bus will travel southbound on Georgetown Rd., exit I-74 westbound, and then use the Tilton exit, turning left on G Street, and then right on 5th St. Bus stops along 14th St. at King St. and Atwood St. will not be served.

For additional information please contact DMT customer service by calling (217) 431-0653.