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CityLink to Participate in 12th Annual Dump the Pump Day on June 15

CityLink will participate in the 12th Annual Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 15.  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 the APTA June Transit Savings Report, the annual savings is $9,797 for a person who switches his or her daily commute by car to taking public transportation.  Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, more than $816 per month.  In 2016, Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation.
 
CityLink will celebrate Dump the Pump Day with a “Get Caught Riding” activity on June 15.  Representatives from CityLink will board random buses throughout the day and surprise passengers with prizes for riding the bus.  Among the potential prizes are Day Passes, 30-Day Passes, restaurant gift cards and Peoria Chiefs ticket vouchers.  The activity will occur between the 8:15 a.m. lineup and 4:15 p.m. lineup.  Up to 250 prizes will be handed out to passengers that day.
 
Dump the Pump Day is a great opportunity for CityLink to not only showcase how using public transportation can save an average American household thousands of dollars on fuel, but how it is also beneficial for the environment.  CityLink has been using regionally grown soy-based B20 biodiesel fuel since early 2009, and it is the longest running transit agency in the United States continuously using B20 year round.  B20 is a renewable, clean-burning fuel, and using B20 reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 15%.  While continuing to safely and conveniently take people to their destinations in the Greater Peoria area, CityLink buses also act as an air filter because the exhaust they emit is cleaner than the air they take in.  CityLink is proud to be an inaugural member of the B20 Club, a joint venture between the Illinois Soybean Association and the American Lung Association in Illinois.
 
Additionally, CityLink added two 40’ New Flyer Xcelsior® diesel-electric hybrid buses to its fleet in 2016.  They have a combined use of both biodiesel fuel and an electric battery, the latter of which stores energy and recharges when the bus decelerates.  When the demand for power exceeds the battery’s capacity, the diesel engine provides the extra energy needed to keep the bus running.  Diesel-electric hybrid buses can reduce emissions by up to 90% when compared to conventional diesel-fueled buses and reduce vehicle noise throughout the entire operating range.  CityLink plans to receive two more diesel-electric hybrid buses this year.
 

 

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