Danville is my next stop during my journey to see small city transit systems across the Midwest. Danville has a population of about 35,000 and has a quaint downtown, which is also the hub of the local transit system known as DMT.
The 14 fix routes cover all parts of the Danville area. There is the 10 route that allows those who live and work in Danville to commute to nearby Champaign-Urbana, which is 45 minutes away. The route begins at the Danville transit center and takes I-74 all the way to Illinois Terminal. The buses run Monday-Saturday with no Sunday service. The service ends after 7pm, except for the 10 route between Danville and Champaign-Urbana, which ends at 8pm with its last run arriving back at Danville’s transit center.
The DMT’s fixed route fleet consists of Gilligs that range from years 2004, 2008, and 2011. There are also 35 foot 2008 Chevrolet cutaways deployed on the route 10. However, the two gems in DMT’s fleet are the two ex-CUMTD 1996 New Flyer D40LFs acquired in 2013. DMT retained the original MTD numbers 9656 and 9668, however as you can see these buses no longer have the MTD blue and red stripes and are just white. The only things DMT put on the D40LFs is their logo and ads.
The current backbone of DMT’s fixed route fleet; the Gillig 30 foot buses from 2004 and 2008
2011 Gillig 35 foot buses.
The newest additions to DMT’s fixed route fleet are the ex-CUMTD 1996 New Flyer D40LFs.
The 2008 Chevrolet cutaway arriving at the Illinois Terminal in Champaign.