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CityLink Receives $3.6 Million Grant from FTA for New Maintenance & Operations Facility

CityLink received a $3.6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), for the construction of a new bus maintenance and operations facility.  $264 million in grants were announced on April 5, 2018, and CityLink was one of 139 projects selected nationwide that will be funded by the FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.
 
CityLink’s current maintenance facility was built in 1978, and according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), it is the oldest bus maintenance facility in the State of Illinois.  Three in-ground vehicle lifts are non-functioning, and the heating system failed in February 2018.  Both cannot be repaired and are in need of being replaced.
 
“We are grateful to receive funding support from the FTA for the construction of a new maintenance and operations facility.  This is a project that is long overdue for our aging facility, and it will vastly improve on the safety, compliance and overall efficiency for the maintenance and operations of our fleet of buses,” said CityLink General Manager Doug Roelfs.
 
CityLink plans to build the new facility at the site of its current bus maintenance and operations facility, located at 2105 NE Jefferson Ave.  Other funding opportunities will be explored for this project, and work on the new facility is estimated to begin no sooner than summer 2019.

2105 NE Jefferson Ave    •    Peoria, Illinois 61603    •    309-676-4040

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