Bright Side: CityLink offers free rides

By WEEK Producer

April 21, 2014 Updated Apr 21, 2014 at 11:11 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- All day long people were hopping CityLink buses for a free ride.

Monday was the 6th annual Passenger Appreciation Day in honor of former general manager Jerome Lilly.

Lilly passed away in 2007 and April 20 was his birthday.

Free rides were available to passengers on fixed routes and the passengers were grateful.

"I think that it's a great thing CityLink is doing for the people,” said CityLink rider Lamonica Rias. “We need City Link. City Link has opened a lot of opportunities for people who don’t have cars.”

In addition, a special book marker was handed out to riders with Jerome Lilly's photo on it as a way to honor the former general manager.