GPMTD is Now Offering Advertising Opportunities on Paratransit Vehicles
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Businesses and organizations now have the opportunity to advertise with a mobile billboard wrap on paratransit vehicles in the Greater Peoria Area. The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMTD) has entered into a brokerage agreement with Heller Outdoor Group, Inc. for the sales of advertising on its 36 CityLift vehicles and 11 CountyLink vehicles.
Mobile outdoor advertising wraps on CityLift and CountyLink vehicles offer an affordable and unique opportunity to reach not only residential neighborhoods, but also rural areas throughout Peoria County that often...
CityLink to Extend Service on Knoxville North of Illinois Route 6 Starting September 6
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Employees and customers of several businesses along Knoxville Avenue north of Illinois Route 6 will have the option of taking the bus for the first time on Tuesday, September 6. The businesses being served include McDonald’s, Walgreens, Huck’s and the future Schnucks location in Knoxville Crossing. The initial stop nearest the businesses will be at Crossing Drive and Knoxville and the service will operate as a partial weekday and full Saturday extension of the #4 Knoxville Route.
Four mid-day buses and an early evening return trip will be available Monday...
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, CityLink will not provide service on Monday, September 5. The CityLink Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams, and the Administrative offices, located at 2105 NE Jefferson, will also be closed for the holiday.
On Sunday, September 4, the last lineup departs from the Transit Center at 7:30 p.m., and then all buses will return to the garage after reaching the end of the outbound route. The Transit Center lobby will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The customer service windows will not be open.
CityLink Bus Passes Offer Great Transportation Options for Local College Students
Monday, August 8, 2016
Back-To-School time has arrived and Peoria area colleges and universities will begin the fall semester in a matter of weeks. Most college students, like Illinois Central College student Kiara Baskin, are trying to find ways to save money, and using CityLink is one way students can save a few dollars.
“As a college student who relies on public transportation, CityLink has played a major role in helping me be successful. CityLink does an excellent job at making their bus fares reasonable for...
Greater Peoria Mass Transit District Receives Paratransit Vehicles Grant
Friday, July 8, 2016
The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMTD) recently received a Paratransit Vehicles Grant from the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) through the Buses and Bus Facilities Grants Program – 5339. This program makes federal resources available to states and direct recipients to replace and purchase buses and related equipment.
GPMTD applied for the Paratransit Vehicles Grant in April 2016 and was awarded the grant in June 2016. The amount awarded from the FTA is $1,421,467, which will pay 85% of the total cost for GPMTD to replace its current fleet of aging...
CityLink 4th of July Hours of Operation and Park and Ride Shuttle Information
Monday, June 27, 2016
In honor of the Independence Day holiday, CityLink will not offer service on Monday, July 4. On July 3, the last line-up will depart from the Transit Center at 7:30 p.m. All buses will return to the garage after reaching the end of the outbound route. The CityLink Administrative offices will be closed on July 4, and will reopen on Tuesday, July 5. The Transit Center lobby will also be closed on July 4. Regular service resumes and the Transit Center lobby will be open on July 5.
Burlington Trailways and Peoria Charter Coach will be offering their bus service...
CityLink to Participate in 11th Annual Dump the Pump Day on June 16
Monday, June 13, 2016
CityLink will participate in the 11th Annual Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16. This 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 APTA’s May Transit Saving Report, a two-person household can save, on the average, $9,377 a year by downsizing to one car. In 2015, Americans took 10.6 billion trips on public transportation - the third highest in 10 years.
CityLink will be celebrating Dump the Pump Day with an activity on June 16. ...
CityLink Will Not Have Service on May 30 in Observance of Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, CityLink will not provide service on Monday, May 30, 2016.
The CityLink Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams, and the Administrative offices, located at 2105 NE Jefferson, will also be closed for the holiday. The Transit Center lobby will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 29. The customer service windows will not be open.
CityLink to Dedicate Bus Shelter in Honor of Glen and Polly Barton on May 19
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
CityLink will dedicate the bus shelter located in front of Quest Charter Academy High School in honor of Glen and Polly Barton on Thursday, May 19. The ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the bus shelter, located at 2503 N. University Street. Members of the CityLink Board of Trustees and members of the Quest Charter Academy Board of Directors are expected to be in attendance.
“CityLink is pleased to dedicate this bus shelter in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Barton. Mr. Barton is a founding member of the Quest Charter Academy, and he was instrumental in ensuring the bus...
Dr. Maxine Wortham Named Chair of GPMTD Board of Trustees
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Members of the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMTD) Board of Trustees selected Dr. Maxine Wortham as the new Board Chair at the May 9, 2016 Board Meeting. This will be Dr. Wortham’s first term as Board Chair. She previously served as Vice Chair for two terms and has served as the Chair of the Program Development Committee.
Dr. Wortham succeeds Sharon McBride, who most recently served two consecutive terms as Board Chair and is moving into to her 20th year of service on the GPMTD Board of Trustees. McBride was recently reappointed by the West Peoria...