CityLink is changing the pick-up and drop-off procedures.
Buses will only pick up and drop off passengers at signed bus stop locations, designated CityLink benches and shelters for the routes located in Peoria, Peoria Heights and West Peoria.
This change has been in progress since the latter part of 2018, but will be effective as of Feb. 3. The change is an effort to improve passenger safety.
The Signed Stop System is designed to enhance passenger safety and the overall customer satisfaction of the service CityLink provides. All bus stops are spaced approximately 1320 feet apart, and they are marked with either a CityLink bus stop sign, bench or shelter.
Bus operators will no longer stop at every corner, or anywhere that a passenger flags them down. This will reduce the number of times that the buses have to merge with traffic while leaving a bus stop and allow more time for passengers to get on and off the bus. The operators will also have more time to make sure that passengers are safely clear of the bus before pulling away from the curb.
Implementation of the Signed Stop System is planned for a later date for the routes located in East Peoria, Pekin and the commuter route between Peoria and Pekin.
A list of CityLink bus stops for these routes is available at www.ridecitylink.org/schedules-routes.