The first Fall Festival Kickoff for Stuff-a-Bus was a success. Several people came out to enjoy the festivities at the Kroger on Lindbergh Drive on October 26. There was pumpkin decorating, a bouncy house, a balloon artist, and storytelling. NASH FM also brocast live for two hours during the event.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fall Festival and took the opportunity to donate for Stuff-a-Bus. A special thank you to Kroger for donating the pumpkins, and PODS Peoria for donating a PODS Container for CityLink to use to store donations during the Stuff-a-Bus...Read more
The reality of hunger in Illinois was the focus of this year’s luncheon to kick off the annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service. Cristal Thomas, deputy governor in the Office of Governor Pat Quinn and co-chair of the Illinois Commission to End Hunger, was guest speaker at the luncheon. According to the Commission, 1.8 million Illinoisans do not know when or where their next meal might come from, and close to 745,000 of those are children.
The event was held on October 16 at the Gateway Building on the Peoria...Read more
In a continuing effort to be green, CityLink will begin charging $1.00 for the Rider's Guides. This is effective November 1, 2013.
For the first two weeks of the new Rider's Guide distribution, guides will be free. After two weeks, the rider's guides will only be available at the Transit Center and Administrative offices at the cost of $1.00 each.
Please help CityLink cut down on waste by keeping your copy of the Rider’s Guide and not throwing it away.
REMEMBER! The routes and schedules are always available for free on the CityLink...Read more
CityLink recently hosted the 2013 IPTA (Illinois Public Transportation Association) Fall Conference at the newly reopened Marriott Pere Marquette. The conference was held September 4-6 and was attended by transit districts throughout the state of Illinois. Former Secretary of the US Department of Transportation Ray LaHood was featured as the keynote speaker. State of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka was in attendance, along with State Senators Darrin LaHood and Dave Koehler, and State Representative Al Riley.
According to IPTA Executive Director Laura...Read more
The American Lung Association recently featured CityLink in a video promoting the environmentally-friendly advantages of using B-20 biodiesel fuel in its fleet. The video features CityLink Assistant General Manager of Maintenance John Anderson.
Several CityLink employees, management staff, and Board of Trustees members participated in the unveiling of a custom bus wrap to honor Peoria’s selection as an All-America City. The event was held Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Riverfront Clock Tower in Peoria. The bus wrap features a panoramic image of downtown Peoria on the driver’s side, and images of Elite Pulses of Hope Drumline on the curbside. It will remain on the bus for one year.
CityLink Scheduling Supervisor Bobby Wheeler recently visited Washington D.C. with his dad, Bob Wheeler, with the Honor Flight program. Mr. Wheeler is a Korean War veteran and was able to see the Korean War Memorial for the first time. The pair also visited other D.C. landmarks during their brief time in the nation's capital.
Scheduling supervisor Bobby Wheeler (R) with his dad, Bob Wheeler, in front...Read more
CityLink's latest advertising campaign encourages students to purchase a CityLink Student bus pass to get around town. For less than the price of HALF of a tank of gas, students can purchase a monthly Student Metro card for unlimited rides, or a Student Punch Pass, which is 20 rides for only $10.00.
The commercials are running on Peoria television stations as well as radio stations focused on the 18-24 age demographic.
Check out the latest commercial on CityLink's YouTube Channel.
CityLink's good friend Homer, chief mascot and base runner over at the Peoria Chiefs, has been named the Best Mascot of the Midwest League and is competing for Best Mascot in Minor League Baseball. This is out of 160 teams nationwide!
As Homer's official transportation provider, CityLink wishes Homer lots of luck in the competition.
Fans are invited to vote for Homer at ...Read more
In 2012, CityLink entered into a multi-year contract with Ag-Land FS for the provision of B-20 biodiesel fuel and other additives and lubricants for its bus fleet. However, the relationship between these two organizations started years before when Ag-Land approached CityLink about testing the B20 fuel and additives.
Ag-Land FS recently featured CityLink and Assistant General Manager of Maintenance John Anderson in a video highlighting this partnership.