Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Thu April 17, 2014
CityLink holds first public meeting on proposed northside facility
CityLink is moving forward with determining whether to build a northside transfer center for its customers. The transit organization held the first of three public hearings on the matter last night.
CityLink spokeswoman Anna Buehrer says the facility is needed for the safety and efficiency of passengers transferring busses on the north side of town as well as for the ability to grow service in the future.
“Right now, our downtown facility is the only place that people have to transfer from one bus to another, and that’s just not convenient for our riders. And so, based on the amount of passenger traffic we have and the needs of the community and the way that Peoria is growing out towards the north end, we feel that this is a good time to look at providing another transfer point in the northern part of the city,” says Buehrer.
The public meetings will address how big a northside transfer center should be, what services it should offer, and where it should be located. There are no particular sites under consideration yet. Future meetings will narrow down that information. CityLink is posting information about the feasibility study on its website.