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Posted on: September 27, 2022

East Moline Streetscapes - Public Outreach Opportunity

MetroLINK in coordination with the FTA is planning to a project that will extend the footprint of the existing redevelopment along East Moline’s River Drive. FTA Region VII is considering assistance with federal funds for the project.

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos Announce $1.8 Million Grant for MetroLINK to Expand Ferry Service

DURBIN, DUCKWORTH, BUSTOS ANNOUNCE $1.8 MILLION GRANT FOR METROLINK TO EXPAND FERRY SERVICE

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) today announced that Rock Island C...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

$5,000,000 Rebuild Illinois Grand Award for Charging Expansion

METROLINK ANNOUNCES $5,000,000 REBUILD ILLINOIS GRANT AWARD FOR CHARGING EXPANSION

Moline, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK) $5,000,000 in Rebuild Illinois grant...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

MetroLINK expands electric bus fleet; leads push for renewable energy.

(6-30-2021, WQAD) - The Quad Cities public transit system, MetroLINK, is adding nine more electric buses to its fleet.

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Posted on: May 31, 2021

Channel Cat Opens for 2021 Season

(KWQC - 05/31/2021) - The first day of the new season was supposed to be Friday, May 28 but the inclement weather caused a postponement by one day.

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Jeff Nelson named Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson, General Manager, MetroLINK, assumes national role as Chair of the American Public Transportation Association

Moline, IL – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has named Jeff Nelson as Chair of the APTA Board of Directors.&...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

More charging ports will change electric car options in the Quad-Cities

(QC Times - 4/16/2021) - "Jennifer Hirsch, of MetroLink, said build-out plans are preliminary, but they take buses and smaller vehicles into consideration. MetroLink also is taking receipt of nine new E-buses early next year.

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Bustos announces $400,000 in federal funding for MetroLINK

(QC Times, 02/21/2021) - "Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced today a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for a Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK) Project."

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

MetroLINK joins APTA's "Health & Safety Commitments" Program

APTA Task Force Seal Sign

Rock Island County, IL – The Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District is proud to announce that it has joined the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Health and Safety Commitments Progra...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

"Sears Crossing" Pedestrian Bridge

Sears Crossing

The final piece of the pedestrian bridge (Sears Crossing) connecting the “Q” Multi Modal Station to Centre Station in downtown Moline was placed this morning, Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The $1.3 million pedestrian crossing is the final piece of the “Q”, ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

New STRETCH commuter bus in Quad Cities Area

(KWQC-12/04/2018)-"There is a new transit commuter system in the Quad Cities that should help alleviate some of the congestion on the I-74 and Centennial Bridges due to construction.

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Heroes among us: How MetroLINK is keeping riders, drivers safe

(WQAD, 4/16/2020) - "Right now, MetroLINK in the Quad Cities is running their full routes and schedules, seven days a week. And more than 60% of their riders rely on public transit to get to their jobs."

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