Isaac Thorne Connect Transit Lands $8 Million Federal Grant For Downtown Transfer Center By Eric Stock & Charlie Schlenker • Aug 6, 2020 Connect Transit Bloomington-Normal's public bus system will get an additional $8 million for a planned downtown Bloomington transfer center. Connect Transit GM Thorne Resigns By Eric Stock • Jul 31, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT More leadership changes are coming to Bloomington-Normal’s public transit agency. Connect Transit Board Likely To Approve Work Group Recommendations By Breanna Grow • Feb 21, 2020 Breanna Grow / WGLT Almost 11 months ago to the day, Heidi Zimmerman spoke before the Connect Transit board of trustees, making a “desperate plea” that the board not increase rates for Connect Mobility riders. Connect Transit Closes Year With Ridership Gains By Charlie Schlenker • Jul 12, 2019 Staff / WGLT Bloomington-Normal's bus system ended its budget year with a 9.2% increase in riders. Regional Planning Commission: Focus On Transit-Dependent Riders By Breanna Grow • Jun 4, 2019 Breanna Grow / WGLT After surveying Connect Transit riders, the McLean County Regional Planning Commission is recommending the agency focus on catering to those who rely on the service. Connect Transit Delays Fare Hike; Scraps Olive Route By Eric Stock • Mar 26, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT Connect Transit has approved higher fares to help pay for the transportation service, but will delay implementing them for three months to seek additional funding. Connect Transit To Consider Fare Hike By Eric Stock • Jan 22, 2019 Staff / WGLT Connect Transit riders could soon be paying higher fares to take the bus. Connect Transit Gets $6 Million Grant For Electric Buses, Transfer Center By Ryan Denham • Sep 20, 2018 Charlie Schlenker / WGLT Bloomington-Normal’s transit system will receive a $6 million federal grant to buy electric buses and support construction of a new downtown transfer center, officials announced Thursday. Connect Transit To Extend Night Service By Eric Stock • Jun 13, 2018 Eric Stock / WGLT Bloomington-Normal’s public transportation service plans to extend its more popular bus routes later at night to improve access in a move that officials say won’t cost the service any additional money. Connect Transit Bucks Trend With Ridership Increase This Year By Ryan Denham • Nov 20, 2017 Staff / WGLT Local transit officials say route changes, new shelters, and even an app are all helping drive a significant increase in ridership this year on Bloomington-Normal’s bus system. Connect Transit Cuts Teal Route, Adds Mobility Premium Service By Ryan Denham • Jul 28, 2017 Staff / WGLT Connect Transit will host community education sessions in the coming weeks before several cost-cutting route changes and a new Connect Mobile premium service go into effect.