The C-U MTD service area expanded in 2017, adding 2.3 square miles of additional service area mainly in southwest Champaign. The additional service area includes the new Carle at the Fields development and a few subdivisions in Champaign. With this expansion, the percentage of the urbanized area within the C-U MTD service area increased from 78.2 percent in 2015 to 79.2 percent in 2017. The C-U MTD service area remained almost unchanged during 2018 and 2019.
The map below shows the relationship of the C-U MTD routes and service area to the Champaign-Urbana urbanized area.
The table below shows C-U MTD’s coverage of single-family and multi-family residential parcels within one-quarter mile of transit routes in the urbanized area from 2009 to 2019.
Residential Parcels Within 1/4 Mile of CUMTD Routes
|Percent of Total||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019|
|Single Family Residential||86.6%||89.0%||89.3%||89.7%||92.1%||96.6%||92.7%||92.6%||95.4%||95.1%||95.0%|
|Multi Family Residential||94.7%||94.2%||94.6%||96.9%||94.9%||98.4%||96.6%||96.0%||98.5%||98.6%||98.3%|
From 2015 to 2019, both the percentage of single-family and the percentage of multi-family housing covered by C-U MTD service area increased. Overall, residents living inside the C-U MTD service area have better access to transit service since 2015.
CUMTD Service Area Coverage
|Urbanized Land Area||71.8||71.8||75.7||78.2||78.2||78.2||79.2||79.2||79.2|
|Ratio of CUMTD Service Area to Urbanized Area||78.2||78.2||82.8||85.4||85.4||85.4||87.8||87.8||87.8|
Please note previous updates evaluated coverage by the ratio of the C-U MTD service area to the urbanized area. The table above provides the previously report ratios in addition to the percentage of the urbanized area within the C-U MTD service area. While both calculations show a similar trend, the latter more accurately captures the intention of the objective.