CityLink recently partnered with the Student Senate and Smith Career Center at Bradley University for a contest on the social media platform Snapchat called “BU on the Bus.”
Students were invited to participate in the contest by posting creative videos and/or pictures while taking a CityLink bus or at the Transit Center to their Snapchat story. Contest entries were then downloaded and emailed to a representative from Bradley’s Student Senate. The most creative entries had the opportunity to win a gift card to local restaurants.
From a recent press release from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA):
Public transit riders are part of the engine that powers America’s economy, according to a new demographic study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The study Who Rides Public Transportation reveals that 87% of public transit trips directly impact the economy, either connecting people to employers needing workers and to retail and entertainment venues. The study, authored by the CJI Research Corporation, is the most...Read more
CityLink provided transportation during the 2017 IHSA Boys Basketball tournament at the Peoria Civic Center with the March Madness Express Shuttle. This service has been provided by CityLink since the IHSA tournament came to Peoria in 1996. The shuttle consists of 6 buses that provide continuous service from participating Northwoods Mall area hotels and East Peoria area hotels from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each weekend of the tournament. It is the most convenient and affordable way for out-of-town fans to explore Peoria while they are staying at area hotels during March Madness, and it...Read more
I had the opportunity to ride one of the new hybrid buses on February 17, 2017. This wasn't my first time riding one of the cool GREEN buses, but it was my first experience riding the bus with other passengers.
The purpose behind my "ride along" was to accomplish two things:
Have the opportunity to ride along on a route with passengers.
Talk to passengers and get their feedback on the new buses.
I made it down to the Transit Center for the 12...Read more
CityLink hosted a program to celebrate and honor Black History Month at the downtown CityLink Transit Center on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The program featured choir performances by 3rd grade students from Christ Lutheran School; poem, skit and choir performances by Peoria High School students and alumna; and guest speaker Chris Reynolds, who currently serves as the Athletic Director at Bradley University.
Those in attendance were able to enjoy artwork depicting historical and current African American figures and inspirational quotes.
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.
The 29th Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive had a successful weekend that saw the 1975 classic CityLink bus start to fill up with donations. Not only were people generously donating at the Kroger store locations as they began shopping for their Thanksgiving feasts, there were also two events held to benefit the food drive.
On Friday, November 18, the 3rd Annual "Day of Stuffing" was held at the Kroger located on Lake Avenue in Peoria. This was an all-day event that began at 6:00 a.m. and concluded at 6:00 p.m. Representatives from CityLink, the Peoria Friendship House of Christian...Read more