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
For several months staff at the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District Board of Trustees has been working on plans for a study for the potential development of a Transit Center on Peoria's Northside. As Peoria has experienced growth in the northern portions of the city, the need to provide an additional facility to help with the time length of bus routes has become more evident. Since moving out of Northwoods Mall several years ago, CityLink has not had a location aside from the Downtown Transit Center for passengers to transfer between buses. For example, it takes one hour for a bus on...Read more
Peoria recently experienced several days of snow, ice, and subzero temperatures. CityLink proved its dependability during those hazardous conditions by getting passengers where they needed to be without any accidents. Next time road conditions are dangerous, and you need to be somewhere, choose a safe and dependable mode of transportation. Choose CityLink.
During the past few months, CityLink has held several public hearings regarding bus service. In November two hearings were held in Bartonville regarding the continuation of service to that community.
Presently, bus service to Bartonville is provided five times a day, Monday through Friday, on Route 19, “Bartonville Commuter Express.” The service was started in December 2008 with funding from a federal Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) grant through the Tri County Planning Commission. Since the start of the service, and through the end of...Read more
Stuff-a-Bus officially wrapped up on Monday, December 2 with a press conference at Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service to announce the total weight of the bus filled with the food collected during the campaign.
The total weight of the food collected on the bus at the conclusion of the campaign was 15,240 pounds or 7.62 tons. In addition, approximately 3200 pounds, or 1.6 tons of food was donated directly to the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service for a total collection weight of 9.22 tons. During the press conference, Gregg Proctor, Central...Read more
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we pause to be especially thankful this year. Thankful that we have a National Weather Service that provided warnings that saved lives. Thankful that the loss of life was not greater. Thankful for communities that pull together in times of loss. Thankful for neighbors who put their own tragedies aside to help neighbors. Thankful for churches that provided physical and spiritual shelter.
This Thanksgiving we can be most thankful for giving hearts. The giving of $750,000 during a three-hour telethon. The giving of walls of bottles of...Read more
It's a couple weeks into the 2013 Stuff-a-Bus food drive to benefit Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service, and a lot has been happening! There were three events just this past week. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, passengers rode free in exchange for a non-perishable food donation.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, CityLink hosted a "Can Build" in which students in the afterschool program at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service and other volunteers built a replica of a house out of canned food donated by Kroger at the CityLink Transit Center. ...Read more