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
Shaun Livingston, son of CityLink employee Reggie Livingston, is enjoying some time off this summer after another fantastic season with the Golden State Warriors. Not only did the Warriors make it to the NBA Finals for a second straight season this year, they also set several NBA season records, including the best start to a season (they went 24-0 to start the season), the best regular-season record of 73-9, and the longest home win streak of 54 games. It was truly an amazing feat to watch unfold throughout the course of the season. Unfortunately, the Warriors lost in the NBA Final to...Read more
CityLink Director of Marketing Emily Watson recently went on a “ride along” with one of the operators for CityLift, which is the demand response paratransit service comprised of 48 vehicles, managed by the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMTD) and operated by MV Transportation.
On Thursday, July 7, Emily arrived at the CityLift office and facilities, located at 1030 W. Olympia Drive, at 10:30 a.m. She was given a tour of the facilities by CityLift General Manager Angel Marinich. The CityLift facilities are comprised of administrative offices, dispatch,...Read more
CityLink 2nd Shift Maintenance Foreman, Jim Harness, was recently featured on the Susan G. Komen Memorial Affiliate Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/komenpeoria) for making a donation to the organization. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Jim was making the donation on behalf of a gaming group he belongs to called Fans of Gaming. CityLink decided they had to learn more about Fans of Gaming and Jim’s involvement in the group!
On Thursday, June 16, CityLink celebrated the 11th Annual Dump the Pump Day with a social media photo contest. Dump the Pump Day is a national event recognized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and it is celebrated by transit agencies across the United States each year. According to APTA’s May Transit Saving Report, a two-person household can save, on the average, $9,377 a year by downsizing to one car. In 2015, Americans took 10.6 billion trips on public transportation - the third highest in 10 years.
Representatives from CityLink handed out...Read more
CityLink held a ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2016 to dedicate the bus shelter located in front of Quest Charter Academy High School in honor of Glen and Polly Barton. Members of the CityLink Board of Trustees and members of the Quest Charter Academy Board of Directors were in attendance for the ceremony.
Martha Howarter was recently promoted at CityLink as the Director of Federal Programs. In her new position, she is responsible for ensuring CityLink is in compliance with all applicable federal laws, regulations, and policies; preparing quarterly Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant reports; ensuring grant timelines stay on track; and...Read more
Today is Earth Day! CityLink began celebrating a couple of days early by providing free rides on Wednesday, April 20 for their 8th Annual Jerome Lilly Customer Appreciation Day. In addition, CityLink handed out a reusable water bottle to customers as a token of appreciation for being loyal bus riders.
Since Jerome Lilly Customer Appreciation Day is just two days before Earth Day, CityLink ties those two...Read more
CityLink is the sponsor of the Peoria Chiefs’ mascot, Homer, for the 2016 season. Naturally, Homer takes CityLink everywhere he needs to go, including Dozer Park! CityLink did a video shoot with Homer on April 13, and the bus took him to several places that day.