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Greater Peoria Mass Transit District Hosts Celebration of 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act on Sunday, July 26th

Twenty-five years ago on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act, also known as the ADA, was signed into law.  This landmark legislation ensured rights for millions of Americans who previously had been denied access in employment, housing, and transportation.

The ADA Committee of the GPMTD Board of Trustees is hosting a celebration on Sunday, July 26 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the CityLink Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams (North Bus Lane under canopy).  

Free family entertainment at the event will include PICK Percussions, Peoria Chiefs’ Homer, Balloon Artist of The Unique Twist, and Face Painting by Zoo Lady/Zoo Crew.

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Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be joining the celebration and will give his remarks at 12:30 p.m.  

Other guests include City of Peoria Councilman Eric Turner, members of the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District Board of Trustees, Dr. Andrew Morgan of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and Amanda Dudgeon of Advocates for Access.

CityLink is proud to join transportation systems across the country in celebrating the anniversary of the ADA,” said James Polk, GPMTD Board Trustee and Chairperson of the ADA Committee.  “Ensuring the rights of the disabled to access transportation is a key mission of the ADA Advisory Committee and we are pleased to be hosting this special event.”

Several agencies who serve individuals with disabilities will have informational and interactive exhibits set up.  The agencies participating include:  Advocates for Access, Central Illinois Agency on Aging, CWTC, EP!C,  Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Rehabilitation Services, IPMR, Mayor’s Advisory Committee for the Disabled, and PAWS Giving Independence. CityLink, CityLift, and CountyLink vehicles will also be available for tours. 

This event is sponsored by the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District, First Transit, MV Transportation, and Southern Bus and Mobility. For more information, please visit www.ridecitylink.org/ada25anniversary.