Isaac Thorne 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.