CityLink Honors Peoria's Selection as an All-America City
Peoria, IL (September 3, 2013)— CityLink unveiled 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.
“This is a great opportunity for CityLink to showcase the pride Peoria has for being named a 2013 All-America City,” said CityLink General Manager Tom Lucek.
This is not the first time Peoria has been named an All-America City. The city was given the prestigious honor in 1953, 1966 and 1989. Greater Peoria Mass Transit District honored Peoria’s selection as an All-America City in 1989 with a painted bus wrap.
“I was on the City Council in 1989 when Peoria was previously selected as an All-America City,” said James Polk, chairman of the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District Board of Trustees. “There was a lot of pride in that accomplishment at that time, and I’m glad to be a part of it once again.”
Participating in this year’s unveiling was Mayor Jim Ardis, CityLink General Manager Tom Lucek, members of the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District Board of Trustees, and representatives from the Peoria Chamber’s Young Professionals Organization of Greater Peoria. City representatives were also on hand to continue the efforts for the All-America City Community Art Initiative.
The design and vinyl printing and application was done by FastSigns. Photo credit for the panoramic image of downtown Peoria goes to Kevin May, and photo credit for the images of Elite Pulses of Hope Drumline goes to Craig Stocks.