CityLink Introduces New Unlimited Rides Day Pass Option for Passengers
Friday, August 14, 2015
Beginning August 15, CityLink is offering customers the first of several new ways to pay for their ride. The new Day Pass saves customers money, eliminates the need for transfers and offers unlimited rides in a single day for only $3. CityLink cash fares for a single ride are currently $1.
Greater Peoria Mass Transit District Hosts Celebration of 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Twenty-five years ago on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act, also known as the ADA, was signed into law. This landmark legislation ensured rights for millions of Americans who previously had been denied access in employment, housing, and transportation.
The ADA Committee of the GPMTD Board of Trustees is hosting a celebration on Sunday, July 26 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the CityLink Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams (North Bus Lane under canopy). Former Transportation...
The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink) experienced record ridership of 3,420,705 for the 2015 Fiscal Year period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The previous record fiscal year ridership of 3,408,232 was set in 2013.
CityLink 4th of July Hours of Operation and Park and Ride Shuttle Information
Friday, June 26, 2015
In honor of the 4th of July holiday, CityLink and CityLift (paratransit service) will not offer service on Saturday, July 4. On July 3, the last line-up 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 CityLink Administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, and will reopen on Monday, July 6. The Transit Center lobby will be closed on July 4. Regular service resumes and the Transit Center lobby will be open on July 5.
Peoria area bus riders may be seeing higher fares in October and CityLink operating expenses are being reduced by over 8% in the coming 12 months as the result of the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget approved this week by the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District Board of Trustees. The local taxpayer portion of CityLink expenses is expected to remain essentially flat and potential reductions in state funding would likely require reductions in hours of service.
CityLink provides public transportation and door-to-door paratransit service to the disabled in Peoria, West...
CityLink to Provide Free Shuttle for Race for the Cure Participants
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
CityLink is making transportation easy for participants of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 9, 2015 by providing a free shuttle. Participants should arrive early for a Park and Ride Shuttle at either the 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...
CityLink Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
CityLink to Celebrate Passenger Appreciation Day by Offering Free Rides on April 20
Friday, April 17, 2015
On Monday, April 20, CityLink will celebrate its 7th Annual Passenger Appreciation Day to honor Jerome Lilly by providing free rides to passengers 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 Passenger Appreciation Day because it was Lilly’s birthday.
In addition, a special item will be given away to commemorate Jerome Lilly at the downtown Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams. This year, the giveaway is an LED reflective light with a swivel clip that can...
CityLink Calls Upon Congress to Renew Investment in Public Transportation
Thursday, April 9, 2015
PEORIA, IL April 9, 2015— CityLink today called upon Congress to renew funding for the federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which is set to expire on May 31, 2015. According to a recent report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), if MAP-21 does expire, CityLink could stand to lose $27 million for mass transit projects alone.