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    April 15, 2019
    On Friday, April 19, 2019, CityLink will celebrate its 11th Annual Passenger Appreciation Day to honor Jerome Lilly by providing free rides to passengers all day on all fixed routes. Lilly, a beloved General Manager of CityLink, passed away unexpectedly in 2007. Passenger Appreciation Day is typically observed on April 20 in honor of Lilly’s birthday anniversary; however, this year the event is being celebrated on April 19 because there is service provided across CityLink’s entire service area on weekdays versus the weekend. This will present more passengers with the opportunity to take advantage of the free rides offered that day.

    In addition, a special item will be given away as a token of appreciation at the downtown Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams. This year, the giveaway is a first aid kit that passengers can take with them anywhere.

    Representatives from CityLink will have a table set up in the lobby of the Transit Center from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. After that, passengers can receive the item at the Customer Service windows until the supply runs out.

    Mix 106.9 will also broadcast live from the Transit Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by during those hours to enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Country Club BBQ.

    Earth Day is just three days later on Monday, April 22. Since its beginnings in 1970, nearly 200 countries across the world participate in Earth Day to promote a clean environment for generations to come. Passenger Appreciation Day on April 19 is an excellent opportunity to ride a CityLink bus and become more familiar with the service. Riding the bus is also an environmentally friendly transportation option. All CityLink buses are Tier 4 Emission Certified with Cummins Engines, which means they emit cleaner air than they take in. Passenger Appreciation Day is a great way for individuals who may not normally ride the bus to enjoy a safe and comfortable ride to their destination and do their part to participate in Earth Day by choosing CityLink.

    For information regarding CityLink service and routes, please call 676-4040 or visit www.ridecitylink.org.rg.
    Emily Watson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
    (309) 676-4040