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...
CityLink to Provide Free Shuttle for Race for the Cure Participants
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
CityLink is making transportation convenient for participants of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 7, 2016 by providing a free shuttle. Participants of the event should arrive early for a Park and Ride Shuttle at either Northwoods Mall (JC Penney entrance on the Sterling side), or Evergreen Square (LensCrafters). The shuttles begin transporting passengers to the Race for the Cure at 6:15 a.m. and will continue until 7:15 a.m. Buses will return passengers back to the Park and Ride locations immediately following the event once the streets reopen.
CityLink to Celebrate Annual Jerome Lilly Customer Appreciation Day on April 20
Monday, April 18, 2016
On Wednesday, April 20, CityLink will celebrate its 8th Annual Customer Appreciation Day to honor Jerome Lilly by providing free rides to customers all day on all fixed routes. Lilly, a beloved General Manager of CityLink, passed away unexpectedly in 2007. April 20 was chosen as the date for Customer Appreciation Day because it was Lilly’s birthday.
In addition, a special item will be given away as a token of appreciation at the downtown Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams. This year, the giveaway is a reusable water bottle, which customers are allowed to...
CityLink Partners with the Peoria Chiefs to Offer Discount on Chiefs Tickets During 2016 Season
Monday, April 11, 2016
CityLink is partnering with the Peoria Chiefs to offer a $3 discount for Chiefs tickets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday game days all season long beginning on Monday, April 11. CityLink customers with a valid $3 Day Pass dated for the day of the game can present their Day Pass at the Peoria Chiefs box office at Dozer Park to receive $3 off of their ticket for that day's game.
For example, customers who wish to attend the game on April 12 must have a valid CityLink Day Pass dated for use on April...
No CityLink Service on March 27 in Observance of Easter Sunday
Monday, March 21, 2016
CityLink will not have service on Sunday, March 27 in observance of Easter. On March 26, the last lineup will depart from the Transit Center at 8:45 p.m. All buses will return to the garage after reaching the end of the outbound route.
The Transit Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on March 26. The CityLink Administrative office will be closed the entire weekend. Both locations resume normal operating hours on Monday, March 28.