The 28th Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service wrapped up on Tuesday, December 1 with a press conference at the gymnasium at Peoria Friendship House. Thanks to the generosity of the people of Peoria, a total of 18,363 pounds or 9.18 tons of donations were collected during the campaign.
“We are truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from the good people of Peoria,”...Read more
The 2016 Peoria Historical Calendar is now available! The calendar features a collection of streetcar photographs taken by local train enthusiast Paul Stringham in the 1930s and 1940s when Illinois Power ran the electric streetcars in Peoria. Stringham’s interest in streetcars stemmed from his father’s occupation as a streetcar motorman and car barn foreman for Illinois Power. Stringham passed away in 2005 at the age of 92, and his photo collection is now owned by Dr. Richard Deller.
The 28th Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service officially began on Friday, November 6 at the Kroger on Lake Avenue. A press conference was held inside the store to kickoff the 2015 campaign. Representatives from CityLink and Peoria Friendship House spoke on the impact the Stuff-A-Bus food drive has on the food pantry at Peoria Friendship House. Last year, over 11 tons of food were collected, but the food only lasted until May, and the need only continues to grow. Peoria Friendship House has distributed over 73,000 meals to hungry...Read more
CityLink has once again expanded its online presence by launching two new Social Media accounts. In addition to CityLink's established YouTube Channel, CityLink recently launched official Facebook and Twitter accounts. These accounts were created to keep customers up-to-date on important information and service updates.
The CityLink Transit Center recently obtained a new Genfare self-service ticket vending machine. The vending machine was fully installed and ready for use on Friday, August 28. It provides convenience and flexibility for passengers wanting to buy bus tickets in advance. The vending machine at the Transit Center issues the $3 Day Pass and the $40 30 Day Pass.
One of CityLink's bus operators was praised on Friday for alerting a Peoria County Sheriff's deputy of a suspicious passenger who got off the bus near Calvin Coolidge Middle School. The operator was driving inbound on the #5 Main Route and picked up the passenger at 8:34 a.m. The passenger charged to the front of the bus and demanded to be let off around 8:50 a.m. The CityLink operator noted the passenger's suspicious behavior and was concerned because they were near the school. A Peoria County Sheriff's deputy was nearby, and so the operator alerted them of the passenger's behavior....Read more
No longer will CityLink bus riders in Peoria have to wait until the first of the month to reap the benefits of a multi-day bus pass. Previously, the transit company offered a dated monthly pass. The pass was only good for the month (June, July, August, etc.) stamped on the front of the pass. If a passenger only had money in the middle of the month to purchase this pass, it was not cost effective.
The new 30-Day Pass can be purchased at any time during the month and is valid for 30 days from the first use.
In addition to the new 30-Day Pass, CityLink has rolled out a Day Pass...Read more
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin was in Peoria on Wednesday, August 12 for a press conference to talk about the long-term bi-partisan transportation bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate. The bill includes $4.29 billion in funding for the Bus and Bus Facilities program over six years, which is especially critical to downstate Illinois communities. The transportation bill is currently awaiting a vote from the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sunday, July 26 marked the 25th Anniversary of the day President George Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. The ADA Advisory Committee of the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District hosted a celebration of the ADA at the CityLink Transit Center. CityLink, CityLift and CountyLink had several vehicles on display that showcased their accessibility. In addition, a 1975 GMC that was part of Greater Peoria Transit was on display. Guests were able to see how buses before the ADA were not handicap accessible.
CityLink congratulates GPMTD Board Trustee and Chairperson of ADA Committee James Polk on being selected as a Local Legend in InterBusiness Issues (iBi) magazine. Since 2013, iBi has honored longtime community leaders through their Local Legends program. (Photos courtesy of InterBusiness Issues magazine)
Mr. Polk was selected as a Local Legend, along with four...Read more