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
CityLink wishes to congratulate Shaun Livingston on winning the NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors! Shaun is a Peoria native and the son of CityLink employee Reggie Livingston. Reggie was able to attend all of the NBA Finals games in Oakland and Cleveland, and was at the game on June 16 when Shaun became a part of NBA history by winning the championship.
CityLink recently participated in Bike Peoria’s May 30 event called Ride. Rock. Roll. During the event, bike riders could spend the afternoon with friends and family on the Rock Island Greenway. New and seasoned riders could enjoy three routes starting from Junction City. Families with children were invited to enjoy lunch and music at Junction City and then cruise over to Safety Town.
CityLink was recently named as an Honorable Mention in 2015 for the Top Fleets in the Americas. Among the 12 criteria for the 100 Best Fleets, CityLink’s application included examples in Use of Technology & Information, Performance Recognition, Doing It Right the First Time, Consideration for the Environment, Evidence of High Trust Culture, and Accountability.
CityLink was chosen as an Honorable Mention for the Top Fleets in the Americas among the over 38,000 public fleets in North America alone, and the thousands more in South America.
Today CityLink celebrates its 45th Anniversary. When the private bus company in Peoria ceased operations, the leadership of the City of Peoria, Village of Peoria Heights, and West Peoria Township saw the need for the Greater Peoria Area to have public transportation. On May 4, 1970, a board appointed by the mayors of those communities formed the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMTD). A referendum was passed later that year, which allocated a $5 million tax for the transportation district. With a...Read more