Alwan & Sons Meat Company in Peoria has initiated an extensive advertising and promotion campaign featuring five wrapped buses. The advertising encourages Peorians to shop at Alwan & Sons, and receive a single adult bus pass (provided by Alwan & Sons) with the purchase of $40. The striking bus wraps have generated buzz in the Peoria area and created interest in this unique form of marketing.
Recently, the CityLink marketing department assisted local photographer Jeff McSweeney with a photoshoot of one of the wrapped buses. ...Read more
When thinking of modes of transportation in Peoria, it’s unlikely bicycles would be the first thought that pops into one’s mind. Bike Peoria, a bicycle advocacy group, is making an effort to change that mindset.
Peoria is a large and spread-out city, making the idea of biking from one place to another seem like daunting task, even to the most skilled cyclists. All of the buses in CityLink’s fleet are equipped...Read more
The City of Peoria received its 4th All-America City title in 2013. As the year-long celebration came to a close, a community art initiative was commissioned from local ceramics artist Jacob Grant. Stickers which asked residents and visitors what makes Peoria an All-America City were filled out throughout the past year.
The stickers were collected and assembled into a mural depicting the Peoria skyline, which was unveiled at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Thursday, June 26th.
If you're traveling throughout the Peoria area, you might notice new vibrant bus wraps on several CityLink buses. Alwan & Sons Meat Company has contracted with CityLink for five full bus wraps for two years. They are also offering one free single ride bus ticket to all Alwan & Sons customers who spend $40. The tickets are provided by Alwan & Sons.
With the threat of higher gas prices due to global political instability and the possible increase of fuel taxes, Americans are already seeing an increase in gas prices at the pump. Using public transportation is always a good way to save money during times like these.
Coincidentally, today, June 19, marks the 9th Annual National Dump the...Read more
It was a historic moment on Sunday, June 8, when nine buses left the CityLink Transit Center at the 8:15 am lineup. For the first time since the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District was established in 1970, buses could be seen on the streets of Peoria on a Sunday. Service on Sunday is something many CityLink passengers have been looking forward to for a long time. Some passengers will use the bus on Sunday to get to and from work, while others will use it to go to church, run errands, or visit family and friends. The number of riders for June 8 was 2,896, which exceeded CityLink...Read more
In a recent “Word on the Street” column regarding the changes to the University and Main intersection, Nick Vlahos wrote, “Public transportation is not abundant here. People still have to drive.” I think a more appropriate...Read more
CityLink celebrated its 6th Annual Passenger Appreciation Day in honor of Jerome Lilly on Monday, April 21. Passengers rode free all day on all fixed routes. Mr. Lilly, a beloved general manager of CityLink, passed away unexpectedly in 2007. April 20 is Mr. Lilly’s birthday anniversary, but this year the date fell on a Sunday, prompting Passenger Appreciation Day to be celebrated a day later. Passengers also received a bookmark to commemorate Mr. Lilly at the Transit Center until the supply ran out.
During the week of February 17, United States Representative Cheri Bustos traveled all across the 17th Congressional District of Illinois to talk with seniors, veterans, and middle class workers about their economic priorities. CityLink’s facilities lie within Rep. Bustos’ Congressional District, prompting her visit on Wednesday, February 19. She engaged employees, management, and GPMTD board members in a roundtable discussion about their concerns and ideas for the future of CityLink. Rep. Bustos was able to get a clear understanding on the needs of CityLink during the roundtable...Read more