A Tale of Two Bus Services

Published 05/31 2012 04:12PM

Updated 05/31 2012 05:58PM

CHAMPAIGN -- Two businesses in the southwest part of town have been fighting for better bus service. Leaders of the new YMCA and Windsor West Apartments say what they have right now isn't enough, but it doesn't look like it will change.
    They're both in the Champaign Southwest Mass Transit District, which doesn't have bus service. The apartments have a contract with CUMTD for bus stops two hours in the morning and at night. But, the YMCA gets no service at all.
    Both groups are trying to change that. Yesterday, CUMTD board members issued a resolution stating it will not serve any areas outside its district. What that means is, unless the Southwest MTD dissolves and joins CUMTD, the "Y" and apartments won't see any extra buses.
    Southwest MTD says it's all a political play. CUMTD says it's not. Southwest has another meeting in June. They say there's no talk of dissolving, but they will discuss the issue further and talk to residents in the district to find out their needs.

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