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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 Detours (Updated 6/16/17)
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Due to road construction on Sheridan between Nebraska...

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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

CityLink Partners with Bradley Student Senate and Smith Career Center for Snapchat Contest for Bradley University Students

CityLink recently partnered with the Student Senate and Smith Career Center at Bradley University for a contest on the social media platform Snapchat called “BU on the Bus.”
 
Students were invited to participate in the contest by posting creative videos and/or pictures while taking a CityLink bus or at the Transit Center to their Snapchat story. Contest entries were then downloaded and emailed to a representative from Bradley’s Student Senate. The most creative entries had the opportunity to win a gift card to local restaurants.
 
The purpose...Read more

New Report from APTA Shows Public Transit Riders Impact Local Economies

From a recent press release from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA):

Public transit riders are part of the engine that powers America’s economy, according to a new demographic study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The study Who Rides Public Transportation reveals that 87% of public transit trips directly impact the economy, either connecting people to employers needing workers and to retail and entertainment venues.  The study, authored by the CJI Research Corporation, is the most...Read more

CityLink Provides Transportation During IHSA March Madness Basketball Tournament

CityLink provided transportation during the 2017 IHSA Boys Basketball tournament at the Peoria Civic Center with the March Madness Express Shuttle. This service has been provided by CityLink since the IHSA tournament came to Peoria in 1996. The shuttle consists of 6 buses that provide continuous service from participating Northwoods Mall area hotels and East Peoria area hotels from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each weekend of the tournament. It is the most convenient and affordable way for out-of-town fans to explore Peoria while they are staying at area hotels during March Madness, and it...Read more

CityLink Director of Marketing Takes Ride on New Hybrid Bus

I had the opportunity to ride one of the new hybrid buses on February 17, 2017. This wasn't my first time riding one of the cool GREEN buses, but it was my first experience riding the bus with other passengers.

The purpose behind my "ride along" was to accomplish two things:

  1. Have the opportunity to ride along on a route with passengers.
  2. Talk to passengers and get their feedback on the new buses.

I made it down to the Transit Center for the 12...Read more

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