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Event Transportation

March Madness Express Shuttle

Our shuttle makes it easy. A Day Pass for Unlimited Rides is only $3.

CityLink will operate continuous bus shuttles from participating hotels to the Peoria Civic Center for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys Basketball State Finals on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 for the Class 1A and 2A games, and Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 for the Class 3A and 4A games. Shuttles will pick up in 20-30 minute increments beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will run through 11:00 p.m. each weekend.

The best fare option when using the CityLink March Madness Express Shuttle is to purchase a Day Pass, which offers unlimited rides on any CityLink bus for one complete service day for just $3.00. A new Day Pass is required for each day. The Day Pass is conveniently available for purchase on any CityLink bus; at the Downtown Peoria Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams; and during regular business hours at the CityLink Administration Building, located at 2105 NE Jefferson. Customers may also choose to pay the adult cash fare of $1.00 per ride or $0.50 per ride for seniors 65 and over and students who present a valid school ID. Children 54 inches or shorter ride free if accompanied by an adult.

Participating East Peoria area hotels:
  • Best Western Plus – Shuttle Stop (located on the street between the entrance to the parking lot of Best Western Plus and Fairfield Inn & Suites)
  • Embassy Suites – Shuttle Stop (front doors of hotel)
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites – Shuttle Stop (located on the street between the entrance to the parking lot of Best Western Plus and Fairfield Inn & Suites)
  • Hampton Inn – Shuttle Stop (located in the Casino Parking lot nearest to the front door of the Hampton Inn)
  • America’s Best Value Inn (Formerly Motel 6) – Shuttle Stop (located at driveway on Camp Street)
  • Par-A-Dice Hotel – Shuttle Stop (located at the end of the driveway of the Par-A-Dice Hotel on Blackjack Blvd)
  • Stoney Creek Inn – Shuttle Stop (front doors of hotel)
Participating Northwoods Mall area hotels:
  • Baymont Inn and Suites – Shuttle Stop (front doors of hotel)
  • Comfort Suites – (stop located immediately past the canopy in front of the Super 8 Motel)
  • Courtyard by Marriott – (stop located at front doors of Baymont Inn and Suites)
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites – Shuttle Stop (located across the street from the end of hotel driveway on Brandywine Drive)
  • Extended Stay America – Shuttle Stop (located across the street from the end of the hotel driveway on Brandywine Drive)
  • Quality Inn & Suites – Shuttle Stop (located across the street from the end of hotel driveway on Brandywine Drive)
  • Red Roof Inn – (stop located immediately past the canopy in front of the Super 8 Motel)
  • Residence Inn (stop located at front doors of Baymont Inn and Suites)
  • Springhill Suites – Shuttle Stop (front doors of hotel)
  • Super 8 Motel – Shuttle Stop (front doors of hotel)

As indicated above, not all hotel locations are shuttle stops, but there is a stop near each participating hotel.

The Northwoods Mall area shuttle has direct access to the Northwoods Mall at stop #2 on the Sterling-side (upper level) at JC Penney.

For further questions on the March Madness Express Shuttle, please contact CityLink Customer Service at 309-676-4040.

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