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#11 Western Route Detour as of 5/30/17
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Due to a storm sewer project in West Peoria, the #11...
No CityLink Service on May 29 in Observance of Memorial Day
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In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, CityLink...
#6 Sheridan Route Detour (Updated 5/22/17)
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Due to the bridge and road construction on Sheridan Road...

Error in Mar. 2017 Rider's Guide on #4 Knoxville Route
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There was an error printed in the March 2017 CityLink...

Temporary Stop on #4 Knoxville Route at Crossing Drive & Knoxville No Longer Available as of 3/6/17
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The temporary bus stop located at Knoxville and...
#6 Sheridan & #10 Sterling Detours (Updated 5/15/17)
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Due to road construction at Sheridan and McClure the...

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CityLink Given Honorable Mention as One of the Top Fleets in the Americas

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.

CityLink Celebrates 45th Anniversary

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

5 Ways to Reduce Carbon Emissions by Using CityLink

Today is Earth Day! To celebrate, CityLink has compiled a list of 5 ways you can reduce carbon emissions by choosing to ride CityLink.
 
1. All buses in CityLink’s fleet feature Tier 4 Emission Certified Cummins Engines, which is the EPA’s newest standard for on-road vehicles.
2. CityLink’s fleets uses B20 biodiesel fuel.  Biodiesel exhaust has less ozone-forming potential than
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CityLink Participates in Stand Up 4 Transportation Day

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
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Caterpillar Visitors Center Adds Two Bus Wraps to CityLink's Fleet

The Caterpillar Visitors Center has added a new splash of color to CityLink's fleet!

Two buses are now advertising the Caterpillar Visitors Center with full bus wraps. 

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CityLink Celebrates Rosa Parks Day

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 Partners with Bike Peoria at Family Fest

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

Longtime General Manager to Retire

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

Holiday Gift Guide for Public Transit Passengers

Finding the right gift during the holidays can sometimes be a challenge.  For individuals who have an avid bus rider in their life, a CityLink punch pass makes a great stocking stuffer.  The adult punch pass is $20 (10 roundtrips), and the student/disabled/veterans punch pass is $10 (10 roundtrips).
 
 
For those in the giving spirit, another option is...Read more

6 Ways To Avoid Holiday Shopping Traffic Headaches

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is historically the biggest shopping weekend in America and the greater Peoria area is no exception. Along with great sales and bargains at retail centers, shoppers also have to deal with crowded parking lots and bumper-to-bumper traffic.  
 
CityLink’s Weekend Fun Bus pass offers a convenient alternative to these vehicular headaches. ...Read more

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