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The Connection Blog Archives - CityLink | Greater Peoria Mass Transit District

Passenger Link – April 2021

GPMTD Welcomes Chris Ahart to Board of Trustees GPMTD recently welcomed Chris Ahart to the GPMTD Board of Trustees. He attended his first board meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021 since being appointed to the board on February 2, 2021. Ahart is representing the Village of Peoria Heights and he was appointed by Mayor Michael […]

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Posted: April 19, 2021 | View More »


CityLink Thank Mayor Jim Ardis for His Years of Service to the City of Peoria

Back in March, GPMTD Board of Trustees Chair Art Bell and CityLink General Manager Doug Roelfs met with current Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis to thank him for his many years of public service to the City of Peoria. Mayor Ardis has been mayor since 2005, serving more consecutive terms than any other mayor in the […]

Posted: April 9, 2021 | View More »


Behind-The-Scenes Look at Making of New B20 Club Partnership Video

Towards the end of 2020, CityLink participated in a video to highlight our renewed partnership with the B20 Club and our use of B20 biodiesel fuel.  Featured in the video is CityLink Assistant General Manager Nick Standefer, CityLink maintenance employee Jason Calligan, and, of course, several CityLink buses! Below are some behind-the-scenes photos from the […]

Posted: March 12, 2021 | View More »


Passenger Link – January 2021

COVID-19 Update CityLink/GPMTD resumed fare collection on all transportation services beginning on Monday, January 4, 2021 Passengers of CityLink fixed route bus service, CityLift paratransit service and CountyLink rural transportation service now need to pay a fare to ride. The Transit Center facility lobby (407 SW Adams) reopened to the public on Monday, January 4, […]

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Posted: January 12, 2021 | View More »


CityLink Looks Ahead to Exciting Things to Come in 2021

As we begin to look forward to the new year, we can’t help but be excited by several projects that are underway or upcoming for CityLink/GPMTD. While 2020 has been a challenging year, 2021 is looking bright! Below is a list of some of the projects that are in motion: Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Solutions […]

Posted: December 23, 2020 | View More »


2020 Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive to Benefit Peoria Friendship House Exceeds Goal

The 33rd Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service was different from the other food drives that came before it. Normally a classic 1975 CityLink bus would be filled with non-perishable food donations, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 Stuff-A-Bus Committee chose to go virtual this year. A […]

Posted: December 22, 2020 | View More »


CityLink 50th Anniversary Video Series – Video 6

One of the ways CityLink is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2020 is with a video series featuring different facts and information about CityLink/GPMTD. The sixth and final video was released in in November and it features “feel good” stories from a GPMTD Board Member, CityLink/CountyLink employees, and passengers. You can watch the full video […]

Posted: November 24, 2020 | View More »


Passenger Link – October 2020

9/18/20 CityLink announces its participation in APTA Health and Safety Commitments Program. The Program was developed after asking transit users from across the country what measures would make them feel more confident riding public transportation amid concerns about COVID-19. From this research, the industry identified four key areas that transit systems need to address to […]

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Posted: November 3, 2020 | View More »


CityLink 50th Anniversary Video Series – Video 5

One of the ways CityLink is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2020 is with a video series featuring different facts and information about CityLink/GPMTD. The fifth video was released in September and it features information on expanded services offered by GPMTD/CityLink, including the daycare center located at the Transit Center and the addition of service […]

Posted: September 28, 2020 | View More »


Q&A Session with GPMTD Board Secretary Sharon McBride

We recently shared that GPMTD Board Secretary Sharon McBride was selected by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) as the 2020 Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member.  Sharon has been on the GPMTD Board of Trustees for more than 23 years and she has shown exemplary advocacy and dedication for public transportation and the local Peoria […]

Posted: September 25, 2020 | View More »


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