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#2 Monroe and #12 Heights on Detour 7/20/17
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Beginning Thursday, July 20, 2017 the Illinois...
East Peoria Bus Stop Moving from Embassy Suites to Sherwin Williams by 7/10/17
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On July 10, construction will begin on redesigning...
#11 Western Route Resumes Regular Route (Updated 7/3/17)
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Sterling Avenue has been reopened to traffic as of...

#6 Sheridan Route Detour (Updated 6/16/17)
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Due to the road construction on Sheridan Road, the #6...

Error in Mar. 2017 Rider's Guide on #4 Knoxville Route
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There was an error printed in the March 2017 CityLink...

Temporary Stop on #4 Knoxville Route at Crossing Drive & Knoxville No Longer Available as of 3/6/17
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The temporary bus stop located at Knoxville and...
#6 Sheridan & #10 Sterling No Longer on Detour (Updated 8/3/17)
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The #6 Sheridan and #10 Sterling routes are no longer on...

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CityLink Receives Electric Bus Demo from Proterra

CityLink recently received a demonstration on an electric bus. Proterra, Inc. is currently taking one of its Catalyst® 40-foot electric battery buses on tour throughout the United States and it made a stop in Peoria on August 28. Members of CityLink's management and administrative staff had the opportunity to tour and ride the bus.



According to Proterra's website, maintenance savings can add up to $237,000 over the lifetime of a...Read more

Peoria Public Library Brings Little Free Library to CityLink Transit Center

The Peoria Public Library and CityLink have collaborated to offer a Little Free Library at the Downtown Peoria Transit Center. The Little Free Library box was purchased by the Friends of the Peoria Public Library and delivered to the Transit Center by representatives from the library on August 10.


CityLink GM Doug Roelfs and Peoria Public...Read more

CityLink Receives Shout Out on the TODAY Show from Bus Operators Visiting NYC on Vacation

CityLink received a surprise shout out on the TODAY Show on July 27 when two bus operators were on spotted holding up a sign that said "HEY CITYLINK PEORIA, IL" on the Plaza. Operators Lonnetta Doss and Valerie Wilson went to the TODAY Show during their vacation to New York City with the "Traveling Divas."

Lonnetta and Valerie said this was their first time going on a trip with the Traveling Divas, but the group was established in 2013.

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GPMTD Board Trustee Honored as Local Legend by InterBusiness Issues Magazine

GPMTD Board Trustee Joan Krupa was recently honored by InterBusiness Issues Magazine as a Local Legend. Each year, iBi Magazine honors a number of remarkable individuals who have spent their lives making a positive impact on their community. Joan was selected by the magazine to be one of the 2017 Local Legends for her dedication as a public servant and health advocate.


(Photo credit: David Vernon)

Joan's...Read more

GPMTD Receives New Paratransit Vehicles

GPMTD recently received new paratransit (CityLift) vehicles. The vehicles received are Ford E450 Body-on-Chassis with a Champion Challenger body. They were manufactured by Champion in Imlay City, Michigan and brokered by Central States Bus Sales, Inc. in Fenton, MO. 

These vehicles have the capacity to accommodate up to 14 passengers and numerous wheelchairs. They have a specially designed roof to increase passenger safety and the latest enhancements in seatbelt and wheelchair securements. The interior also features high-quality spill-resistant vinyl passenger seating and LED...Read more

CityLink Celebrates the 12th Annual Dump the Pump Day

CityLink participated in the 12th Annual Dump the Pump Day on June 15. Dump the Pump Day is a national event recognized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and it is celebrated by transit agencies across the United States. According to the APTA June Transit Savings Report, the annual savings is $9,797 for a person who switches his or her daily commute by car to taking public transportation. Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, more than $816 per month. In 2016, Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation....Read more

CityLink Provides Traveling Training for Counselors of Adventure Camp at the Franciscan Recreational Complex

CityLink provided Travel Training for some of the counselors for the Adventure Camp at Franciscan Recreational Complex on May 26.  The counselors wanted to familiarize themselves with CityLink because they plan to take campers on the bus for field trips to the Gwynn Family Aquatic Center and the Madison Park Golf Course this summer. The Travel Training program is coordinated by CityLink's Director of Mobility, Andrew Dwyer. He and CityLink Director of Marketing, Emily...Read more

CityLink Receives People's Choice Award from Public Relations Association of Central Illinois

The CityLink Marketing Department received the People's Choice Award from the Public Relations Association of Central Illinois on May 17. The award was presented to CityLink's Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Emily Watson, for submitting the most favorite and fabulous piece of stand-alone work.  CityLink submitted a radio spot rap that was used during the 2016 Back-To-School advertising campaign. The spot was produced by Cumulus Media in Peoria and played on a variety of different local radio stations throughout the campaign.

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Peoria Chiefs Players Take CityLink to Work in New Video

CityLink partnered with the Peoria Chiefs to shoot a video on April 17 featuring five Chiefs players commuting to work at Dozer Park by taking the bus. According to the Peoria Chiefs, several players take the bus on a regular basis because they don't have vehicles available while they play in Peoria. We knew we had to take advantage of this unique opportunity to showcase the Chiefs taking CityLink on their commute to work!

We lucked out with the weather the day of the video shoot. The sun was...Read more

CityLink Celebrates 9th Annual Passenger Appreciation Day

CityLink celebrated its 9th Annual Jerome Lilly Passenger Appreciation Day on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The first Passenger Appreciation Day was celebrated on April 20, 2008 following the unexpected passing of a beloved CityLink General Manager named Jerome Lilly.  Jerome passed away on December 8, 2007. The following year the first Passenger Appreciation Day was celebrated on April 20. That particular date was selected for Passenger Appreciation Day because it was Lilly’s birthday. You can read more about Jerome Lilly and Passenger Appreciation Day...Read more

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