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
CityLink celebrated Rosa Parks Day on what would have been the Civil Rights activist's 102nd birthday. For the past three years, CityLink has reserved a seat on each of the buses in its fleet on February 4 to honor Rosa Parks, and this year was no different. In addition to the reserved seat, CityLink staff handed out cookies to passengers at the Transit Center.
"Rosa Parks Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate an iconic figure in the Civil Rights Movement. Public transportation is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity, and Mrs. Parks is a great role model for...Read more
CityLink and Bike Peoria partnered to share a booth at the Children's Hospital of Illinois Family Fest 2015 on January 17. The one day family-focused community event featured 40,000 square feet of interactive fun for all ages at the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall D.
Courtesy of OSF (thank you so much for your generosity!), members of Bike Peoria were able to give...Read more
Successful organizations have successful leaders, and that holds true for CityLink. For the past seven years, the public transit system has been under the leadership of General Manager Tom Lucek. Lucek is retiring December 31, 2014 after more than 40 years in the transportation industry.
In 1973, Lucek became the first employee of the Rockford Mass Transit District and later served as Executive Director/General Manager of that system until 1982. He went on to serve as Manager of Operations and...Read more