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CityLink to Celebrate 12th Annual Jerome Lilly Passenger Appreciation on April 20

CityLink is pleased to resume celebrating its Passenger Appreciation Day on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 to honor Jerome Lilly by providing free rides to passengers all day on all fixed routes. Unfortunately, this event was unable to take place in 2020 in what would have been its 12th year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the 2021 celebration will be considered the 12th Annual Passenger Appreciation Day.

Lilly, a beloved General Manager of CityLink, passed away unexpectedly in 2007. Passenger Appreciation Day is observed on April 20 in honor of Lilly’s birthday anniversary. The downtown CityLink Transit Center was dedicated in Jerome Lilly’s honor on April 19, 2009.

“We are looking forward to resuming our Jerome Lilly Passenger Appreciation Day after having to ultimately make the decision to cancel the event last year. This is a perfect opportunity for us to thank our passengers for their patience, support and loyalty while we continue to navigate through these challenging times,” said CityLink General Manager Doug Roelfs.

Buses and facilities are deep cleaned and sanitized regularly for the health and safety of employees and passengers. Hand sanitizer dispensers are also available on buses and at the Transit Center.

Earth Day is just two days later, on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Since its beginnings in 1970, nearly 200 countries across the world participate in Earth Day to promote a clean environment for generations to come. Passenger Appreciation Day on April 20 is a great opportunity to ride a CityLink bus and become more familiar with the service. Riding the bus is also an environmentally friendly transportation option. All CityLink buses are Tier 4 Emission Certified with Cummins Engines, and they use B20 biodiesel fuel, which means they emit cleaner air than they take in. Passenger Appreciation Day is a chance for individuals who may not normally ride the bus to enjoy a free, safe, and comfortable ride to their destination and do their part to participate in Earth Day by choosing CityLink.

For information regarding CityLink service and routes, please call 676-4040 or visit the Schedule & Routes page on this website.

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