CityLink route and schedule information is now live in Google Maps and available for the general public to use. In order to assist customers who may not be familiar with Google Maps, this service can be used as an alternative to the printed CityLink Rider's Guide. We have created a "How To" guide from a desktop computer to assist those who may want guidance.
We are using the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (located at 6100 Everett McKinley Dirksen Pkwy, Peoria, IL 61607) as the point of origin, and The Shoppes at Grand Prairie...Read more
Winter weather is upon us once again in Central Illinois. While it has been mild thus far, you can never be too prepared to face what might be in store during the winter months in the Greater Peoria Area. Taking CityLink is a great alternative transportation option when you want to avoid the hassle of driving in poor weather conditions. Not only are CityLink buses safe and reliable, they are also heated and allow you to relax during your daily commutes when the weather is poor. ...Read more
At the September 19, 2016 GPMTD Board of Trustees meeting, Heller Outdoor Group was awarded an exclusive contract to sell advertising on CityLift paratransit vehicles. Since the contract was awarded, President/Owner of Heller Outdoor Group, Neil Heller, has been very busy selling advertising wraps to local businesses in the Greater Peoria area. Thus far, 13 out of CityLift's 36 vehicles have wraps installed on all three sides of the vehicle. The areas of the vehicles that are currently available for advertising include the Driver-side, Passenger-side, and Back-side. They have added a...Read more
CityLink has added new 40’ New Flyer Xcelsior® diesel-electric hybrid buses to its fleet! The buses were manufactured by New Flyer in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Crookston, Minnesota, and they were purchased with the assistance of the Illinois Department of Transportation. The new hybrid buses have a completely different external and internal look than CityLink’s current fleet of buses.
You may have recently noticed several bus signs that feature familiar faces to customers who ride CityLink. That is because CityLink decided to honor several of our employees who have served in the U.S. Military this year for Veterans Day by having bus signs made that feature those employees who wished to participate.
The signs do not feature all of our employees who have served in the military, but there were 14 current CityLink employees who chose to participate.
The 2016 Stuff-A-Bus food drive for Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service officially began on Friday, October 28 with a press conference at the Kroger store located at 801 W. Lake Avenue in Peoria. It was great to see all the representatives from CityLink, the Peoria Friendship House and Kroger on hand to kick off the 29th annual food drive.
Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service President...Read more
CityLink and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local #416 was asked several months ago (WAY back in February, to be exact!) to participate in this year's Kroger Community Report because of the long-time partnership that exists between CityLink, the ATU #416, and Kroger for the Stuff-A-Bus food drive. CityLink, the ATU #416, Kroger, and its media partners of Cumulus Media (radio) and WMBD/WYZZ (TV) are currently gearing up for the 29th Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service, so we thought this was the perfect time to share some of the best...Read more
Current and retired members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local #416 participated in the annual 2016 Labor Day Parade & Picnic on Monday, September 5, 2016. The Labor Day Parade, with over 100 entries of various trade unions, began at 10 a.m. and started in front of the Fire Station on Monroe Street and ended at the Peoria County Courthouse. The Labor Day picnic was from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Riverfront Festival Park.
CityLink was recently asked to participate in the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau's latest "Tourin' the Town" video for August 2016. This month featured different modes of transportation available in the Peoria area.
On August 25, the PACVB's Marketing Coordinator Andrew Barra, Community Development Manager Kaci Osborne, and Tourism Intern Jordan Martin shot video of the one of the buses at the CityLink Administrative building and at the Transit Center. Here are couple of behind the scenes photos of Andrew, Kaci, and Jordan shooting the video.
Making the decision to go to college is an exciting time in most people’s lives. It’s an opportunity to continue your education and provide yourself with a bright future of endless possibilities. However, being in college can be an uphill battle for some when it comes to finances. One thing that shouldn’t be a struggle for college students is transportation. CityLink recently sat down with Kiara Baskin, a current ICC student who uses CityLink on a daily basis to get to and from school.
Kiara is a Business Administration major and has been attending ICC for 2 and a...Read more