Posted on: October 7, 2016

MetroLINK Getting a Dozen New Buses to Keep Fleet Young

Dispatch (10/7/16): "Pay $1. Get to ride in a $450,000 brand-spanking-new vehicle. MetroLINK is spending $5 million to put a dozen new buses on the road, according to administration manager Jennifer Garrity."

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

MetroLINK Announces the End of the Channel Cat Water Taxi Season

This weekend will be the last weekend until 2017 to catch a ride on the Channel Cat Water Taxi. The seasonal service will end on Sunday.

The Channel Cat will operate a modified schedule Saturday and Sunday as follows: 11:10 am - 6:10 pm.

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Rock Island County deputies train to handle gunman on MetroLINK bus

WQAD (9/21/16): On 9/21/16, deputies with the Rock Island County Emergency Services Team conducted an active shooter drill on board a MetroLINK bus.

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

MetroLINK Gets $391G Federal Grant to Help Buy $460G Bus

Dispatch Argus (9/8/16): "A $391,000 federal grant will cover 80 percent of the cost for one new bus to be added to the fleet of the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK)."

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

An Inside Peak at What Will Become the Q

Dispatch Argus (8/30/16): The O'Rourke building is empty now, still heavy with the feel of its warehouse past, but proponents of The Q on Tuesday detailed the destination they want it to become.

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Posted on: August 26, 2016

Battery-Electric Proterra Buses Usher Illinois Quad Cities Closer to Zero-Emission Future

MOLINE, Ill., August 26, 2016 – Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced that the Illinois Quad Cities’ MetroLINK transit organization, is going forward with the purchase of two 40-foot Proterra XR electric bu...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

Battery-Powered Bus to Join MetroLINK Fleet

QC Times (8/26/16): Friday morning, MetroLINK and Proterra offered a sneak peek at MetroLINK’s latest environmentally friendly addition to the agency's sustainable fleet: a 100 percent battery-operated electric bus.

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

The Q Opening Expected in May

Dispatch Argus (8/9/16): "The Q" will be opening a few months later than initially expected — some time in May

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Channel Cat Opens Riverbend Commons

QC Times Article (7/22/2016)
"MetroLINK celebrated the opening of its new Channel Cat landing in Moline on Friday."

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Upgraded Channel Cat Landing Now in Service

Dispatch-Argus Article (7/22/16) "A new landing for the Channel Cat water taxi upgrades the service and creates a new "gateway" to the Moline riverfront."

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Joslin bus route leads to opportunity

QC Times Article (7/11/2016)
"His head resting in tattooed arms, Lamont Swift dozed off while the bus wheels rolled beneath him."

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

MetroLink gets new system to secure wheelchairs

Dispatch - Quad-Cities transit service MetroLINK will be testing a new system to secure wheelchair customers on bus rides, administration manager Jennifer Garrity said Monday.

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Channel Cat serves as taxi, sightseeing adventure

QC Times Article (7/10/2016)
"Passengers who hailed from North Carolina to Otley, Iowa, and places in between enjoyed a cool, and sometimes damp, ride Sunday on the bi-state Channel Cat Water Taxi."

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Efforts Unite Neighbors in Floreciente

QC Times (6/18/16): "MetroLINK's request for land for a new bus stop was matched up with an available location in front of the Boys & Girls Club Administration Building."

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Area leaders hail renewed rail commitment

Dispatch-Argus Article (6/23/2016)
"Quad-Cities mayors and state representatives gathered Thursday to hail Illinois' renewed commitment to the Chicago to Quad-Cities passenger rail line, although the project remains tangled in the state's budget impasse."

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

“Channel Cat” Passenger Ferryboat Service Announces New Mobile Ticketing App

Mass Transit Magazine (6/2/2016)
"The Channel Cat Water Taxi, a passenger ferry service run by MetroLINK (Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District), recently announced the launch of their new account-based mobile ticketing app."

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Channel Cat water taxi brings changes to its summer 2016 season

Dispatch-Argus (5/26/2016)
"The Quad-Cities MetroLINK Channel Cat water taxi begins its 2016 season today, introducing a smartphone app, new dock and a "Ride & Save" discount program."

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

MetroLINK Expands Its Mobile App Technology

APTA Passenger Transport (May 2016): "MetroLINK recently partnered with TransLoc to expand its mobile app technology.

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

The Loop bus service discontinued

Dispatch-Argus Article (04/25/2016)
"A Loop bus fleet has ceased taking passengers to Moline, Rock Island, Davenport and Bettendorf downtowns, ending a five-year run."

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Rep. Bustos Stopped by MetroLINK in Rock Island,Talks Federal Funding

WQAD (3/9/16): "US Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was in Rock Island Wednesday, March 9 touring the MetroLink's self sufficient maintenance facility."

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Moline moves forward on the 'Q' Station

QC Times Article (02/02/2016)
"The city of Moline is moving forward with its big projects, all the while operating not only within the budget, but expecting an income surplus."

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Metro Mega Stop creates new front door for SouthPark

QC Times Article (12/7/2015)
The reinvention of SouthPark Mall rolled on Monday as MetroLINK opened a new Metro Mega Stop to provide bus riders with better access to the Moline site.

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

New Mega Stop open at SouthPark

Dispatch - Argus Article (12/04/2015)
"MetroLink has launched service from its newly constructed Mega Stop at SouthPark Mall, 4500 16th St., Moline."

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

2015 APTA AdWheel Grand Award and First-Place Winners

The annual AdWheel Grand Awards award transit systems for categories in marketing and communications. MetroLINK was a first place winner for "Advertisement-Advocacy/Awareness" (for the "Transit Moves the Quad Cities Forward" campaign).Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

MetroLINK announces the end of the Channel Cat Water Taxi season

Dispatch-Argus Article (10/15/2015)
"The Channel Cat Water Taxi has ended operations for the 2015 season. "

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Moline: Western, new bridge, train station will drive more changes

QC Times Article (9/27/2015) - "When Janet Mathis, president and chief executive officer of Renew Moline talks about "what's next" for Moline, she cites three factors that will bring significant change..."

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Record Breaking Year for the Channel Cat Water Taxi

KWQC Article (9/08/2015)
"The Channel Cat Water Taxi ended its regularly scheduled season over the Labor Day weekend, reporting a record ridership for 2015, so far of nearly 40,000 passengers."

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