GPMTD Awarded New CountyLink Replacement Vehicles
The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMTD) has been awarded five new CountyLink vehicles. These vehicles were awarded as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) 2018 Consolidated Vehicle Procurement (CVP) Public Transportation Provider Awards and they will be purchased through state and federal funding.
The new vehicles will replace five aging vehicles in the CountyLink fleet that have an average mileage of over 150,000 per vehicle. The new vehicles will be medium duty, and they will have the capacity to accommodate up to 14 seated passengers and/or five wheelchairs.
CountyLink operates a door-to-door service. There are no fixed routes or designated stops for getting on or off the vehicles. The trip must begin or end in the rural part of Peoria County; generally, outside the Peoria City limits and the CityLink fixed route service area. The cost is $6 per ride or $12 roundtrip. Service is currently available in the following areas:
Communities: Bartonville, Brimfield, Chillicothe, Dunlap, Edelstein, Edwards, Elmwood, Glasford, Hanna City, Kickapoo, Kingston Mines, Laura, Mapleton, Mossville, Norwood, Oak Hill, Orchard Mines, Princeville, Rome, Smithville, Trivoli and Tuscarora.
Townships: Akron, Brimfield, Chillicothe, Elmwood, Hallock, Hollis, Jubilee, Kickapoo, Limestone, Logan, Medina, Millbrook, Peoria, Princeville, Radnor, Richwoods, Rosefield, Timber and Trivoli.
GPMTD expects to receive the new CountyLink vehicles before the end of 2020.