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Pete Weber, retired head of Bloomington-Normal bus system, dies at 73

A former longtime head of Bloomington-Normal’s bus system has died.

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Pete Weber

Pete Weber was general manager of the Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System (B-NPTS) until the end of 2009 when he retired after 35 years with the system. He began with B-NPTS shortly after the cities of Bloomington and Normal formed the agency to replace a private bus company, Bloomington-Normal Citylines, which left the community in 1972.

B-NPTS is now known as Connect Transit, after a rebranding in 2014. Before he retired Weber helped plan for a move from an aging downtown headquarters and maintenance shed to a new $10 million office and maintenance facility on the west side of Bloomington-Normal.

Since Weber’s retirement, Connect Transit has had four general managers and two interim managers.

Weber was a Bloomington-Normal native. He graduated from Trinity High School and from Illinois State University. Weber also served in the Air Force. He was 73.

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WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.
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