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CUMTD 4506
CUMTD #4506, the first bus in the new red and white scheme (same colors as the Canadian flag), at the Market Place Mall in October, 1975. Photograph taken by A.J. Reinschmidt.
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Filename:CUMTD_4506_Market_Place_1075_AJR.jpg
Album name:buslist / Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District
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Keywords:CUMTD GMC Fishbowl T6H4521A Champaign Reinschmidt
Date:October, 1975
Location:Market Place Mall
Year, Make, Model:1971 GMC T6H4521A
Photographer:AJ Reinschmidt
File Size:124 KB
Date added:Feb 07, 2011
Dimensions:768 x 512 pixels
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buslist  [Feb 10, 2011 at 07:18 PM]
In the 1970s, a new manager came to the MTD from Toronto Transit. He felt that the radial, color coded, route structure was not appropriate and proposed a "grid" system of routes. To replace the color coding, a red and white paint scheme (same color red and white as the Canadian Flag). The grid system was such a failure that the previous route structure was resumed and the color coding of the routes reused, the the red and white colors remained in use.