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
CityLink and other organizations participated in Stand Up 4 Transportation Day on Thursday, April 9, 2015 by holding a rally and press conference. It was a day for individuals and organizations who would be affected by a reduction in
transportation funding to collectively call attention to the state of transportation infrastructure here and around the United States.
Local officials were able to bring attention to the