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No CityLink Service on September 4 in Observance of Labor Day
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In observance of the Labor Day holiday, CityLink will...
#2 Monroe and #12 Heights on Detour 7/20/17
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Beginning Thursday, July 20, 2017 the Illinois...
East Peoria Bus Stop Moving from Embassy Suites to Sherwin Williams by 7/10/17
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On July 10, construction will begin on redesigning...
#11 Western Route Resumes Regular Route (Updated 7/3/17)
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Sterling Avenue has been reopened to traffic as of...

#6 Sheridan Route Detour (Updated 6/16/17)
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Due to the road construction on Sheridan Road, the #6...

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 No Longer on Detour (Updated 8/3/17)
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The #6 Sheridan and #10 Sterling routes are no longer on...

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Peoria Historical Calendar 2015 Preview

Mark your calendars, the 2015 Peoria Historical Calendar will be available in mid-November! This year the calendar is going back to its roots by featuring 13 historical photographs of the downtown Peoria Warehouse District.  The photographs were provided by the Peoria Historical Society and Bradley University’s Special Collections Center, along with most of the historical content for each page.  CityLink is excited to feature unique photos of an area of Peoria that is undergoing a revitalization.
 

CityLink's Demonstration Bike Rack Debuts at the RiverFront Market

CityLink employees Dave Atkinson and Jerry Miller recently came up with the concept and construction of a new bike rack for demonstration purposes.  While there are many bicycle riders in Peoria, some may be cautious about using the bus racks, because they’ve never used one before and they don’t want to hold up the bus.  The demonstration bike rack provides a hands-on opportunity for bike users and the general public to learn how to operate the rack.

Why Public Transit is a Lifeline for College Students

Bradley University held its New Student Activities Fair on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year.  But thanks to plenty of water stations, popcicles, and ice pops, everyone was having a great time.  

This annual event provides on-campus clubs, and community organizations and businesses a 

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7 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Riding CityLink

Using CityLink is a great way for students to get to school and to attend after school activities.  With most Peoria area schools starting next week, here are 7 Back-to-School safety tips for children and young adults who ride the bus.


(Photo courtesy of www.ninahale.com)

    1. Give plenty of room at the curb when waiting for the bus to approach.
    2. Never run between parked cars to a catch a bus.  It is
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    Northside Transfer Zone Study Update

    As part of a process to determine the feasibility of a transfer zone in Peoria’s north side, CityLink hosted a public open house on Tuesday, July 29 to outline potential locations for a facility.  In addition, a stakeholders meeting was held at Goodwill Industries Administrative Building that same day.
     
    TranSystems, the consultant hired by CityLink to conduct the study, presented six possible sites.  The six potential sites were selected after analysis of 15 locations.  The locations were evaluated on several criteria including:  size of parcel, access conditions,...Read more

    Advertising that Moves

    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

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Bike and Ride Experience with CityLink

    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

    All-America City Celebration Comes to a Close

    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.

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    New Bus Wraps Add Splash of Color to Five CityLink Buses

    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.
     
    Alwan & Sons Meat Company
    703 E. War Memorial Dr.
    Peoria Heights, IL 61616
    309-688-8711
     

    9th Annual National Dump the Pump Day

    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

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