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Bus Advertising

Each day buses are rotated on one of 23 routes enabling more people to see the ads. CityLink buses travel daily using 58 vehicles over 7,000 miles in a 74 plus square miles area. More than three million rides are provided each year. This advertising catches the consumer on the road and can affect actual calls with unrivaled traveling power.

Printable Advertising Information Flyer (PDF)

Printable Advertising Spec Sheet (PDF)

 Full Bus Ad 2 

The full-bus advertising dominates the road wherever it travels. The business or organization does not have to share the space. The top two photos above are examples of full-bus wraps. The photo below is an example of a half-bus wrap.


The king-sized sign is the most requested size of sign. It is 12 feet long. This sign makes a bold statement and is visible from a distance. The photo above on the left is an example of a standard king-sized sign. The photo on the right is an example of a king kong vinyl wrap.

Interior Ad

Interior signs are a perfect way to reach your customers as they travel.

CityLink Transit Advertising Rates (All rates are based on per bus board per month - January 1, 2016

Sign Type Size/Material 1-2 months 3-5 months 6-11 months 12 months
King 114" x 30" Frame $235 $220 $190 $180
Tail 72" x 21" Frame $195 $180 $165 $150
Curb 57.5" x 27.5" Frame $130 $120 $110 $100
Full Wrap Vinyl $2500 $2000 $1500 $1200
Half Wrap Vinyl $1300 $1200 $1100 $900
King Kong 180" x 99" Vinyl $1100 $1000 $900 $800
Interior Cards 28" x 11", 1 Per Bus, 
.02 mm PVC material
  • Non-Profit groups receive a 10% discount on rental fees.
  • There is no discount for advertising agencies.
  • All contracts are subject to availability and approval by CityLink.  
  • Advertiser may use any sign company that meets the specifications of CityLink. A list of local sign companies is available upon request. Specifications available on request.  
  • Note: Signs must arrive at CityLink in one piece on Coroplast (corrugated plastic or equivalent) for exterior signs or Styrene material or laminated cardstock for interior signs. 

Recommended Material for Exterior Signs:  Screenprinted on 4mm Coroplast or similar corrugated material, and lamination is recommended to ensure longevity of artwork.

Recommended Material for Interior Signs:  Digital print on .030 White Styrene (or similar PVC material), or laminated cardstock.

Rates do not include production charges.  Please see rates above.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  King, Tail and Curb signs MUST be printed on a material such as corrugated plastic or PVC  as they must be inserted into sign frames that are already mounted on the buses.  King, Tail and Curb signs cannot be direct application vinyl.

Production of the signage is the responsibility of the advertiser.  The following companies may be contacted regarding sign production:

  • City Blue Technologies - (309) 550-5000
  • CMFI Group - (309) 683-2723
  • Fast Signs - (309) 682-5300
  • GH Imaging - (800) 678-4041 x 5683 
  • PIP Printing - (309) 691-6500
  • Technicraft - (309) 495-5245
  • Vital Signs - (309) 745-9361
  • Zendavor Signs & Graphics - (309) 691-8822

Please read the following advisory from the Federal Transit Administration regarding the installation of vinyl wraps on buses.

FTA Safety Alert - Vinyl Film Advertisements (Bus Wraps)

For more infomation:

CityLink Marketing and Public Relations
2105 NE Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: 309-679-8138
Email: marketingpr(at)

Paratransit Vehicle Advertising

Businesses and organizations now have the opportunity to advertise with a mobile billboard wrap on paratransit vehicles in the Greater Peoria Area.  The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMTD) has entered into a brokerage agreement with Heller Outdoor Group, Inc. for the sales of advertising on its 36 CityLift vehicles and 11 CountyLink vehicles.

Mobile outdoor advertising wraps on CityLift and CountyLink vehicles offer an affordable and unique opportunity to reach not only residential neighborhoods, but also rural areas throughout Peoria County that often do not have outdoor advertising opportunities available.  CityLift’s service area includes Peoria, Peoria Heights, West Peoria, East Peoria and Pekin, and CountyLink’s service area includes Brimfield, Edelstein, Edwards, Elmwood, Glasford, Hanna City, Kickapoo, Mapleton and Princeville, among other rural communities.  The potential for coverage on these paratransit vehicles is as much as 90,000 hours and 1,150,000 miles per year.

Heller Outdoor Group, Inc. was established in 1990, and has a proven experience with various outdoor advertising practices, including outdoor mobile billboard advertising.

To learn more about advertising on CityLift and CountyLink vehicles, including rate information, please call Heller Outdoor Group, Inc. at 309-691-7279.

2105 NE Jefferson Ave    •    Peoria, Illinois 61603    •    309-676-4040

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