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Inbound #1 University Route No Longer on Detour (10/5/17)
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The inbound #1 University Route is no longer on detour...

Delays Expected on Several CityLink Routes Due to River City Marathon on 10/8/17
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Due to the “River City Marathon” on Sunday, October 8,...

Stop at North & Richmond Unavailable Weekdays from 2:30 PM & 4:30 PM on #10 Sterling Inbound Route
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The corner at North and Richmond will not be a CityLink...

Error in Mar. 2017 Rider's Guide on #4 Knoxville Route
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There was an error printed in the March 2017 CityLink...

Temporary Stop on #4 Knoxville Route at Crossing Drive & Knoxville No Longer Available as of 3/6/17
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The temporary bus stop located at Knoxville and...

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CityLink Receives Electric Bus Demo from Proterra

CityLink recently received a demonstration on an electric bus. Proterra, Inc. is currently taking one of its Catalyst® 40-foot electric battery buses on tour throughout the United States and it made a stop in Peoria on August 28. Members of CityLink's management and administrative staff had the opportunity to tour and ride the bus.



According to Proterra's website, maintenance savings can add up to $237,000 over the lifetime of a Catalyst compared to a diesel-hybrid bus, and up to $151,000 compared to diesel.



The website also states that Proterra Catalyst® 40-foot zero-emission transit vehicles aren’t just clean and quiet. They’re also far more economical than conventional transit vehicles. With the incredibly low and very stable fuel cost that electricity offers, and significantly lower year-over-year maintenance costs resulting from having 30 percent fewer parts, customers have the potential to achieve over $450,000 in operational savings per vehicle over 12 years.



The electric battery on this bus has the capability to run up to 300 miles before needing a charge. It takes approximately 5 1/2 hours for the battery to completely recharge. Proterra currently has 150 electric buses on the road of this particular model. For more information on the Proterra Catalyst® 40-foot electric battery bus, please visit www.proterra.com.

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