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Starting this week, the Quad Cities becomes the first area in Illinois to offer electric-powered buses through its public transit system.

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The Channel Cat Water Taxi will carry its last passengers of the year, this weekend. Operated by MetroLINK, the Channel Cat has carried nearly 44,000 people since Memorial Day.

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With summer about to start, the Channel Cat water taxi is preparing for another season. It will begin taking passengers Friday between Moline, Bettendorf, and Davenport.

MetroLink's Jennifer Garrity listens as Bob Vogelbaugh talks about his annual dinner.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

People who live in the Illinois Quad Cities can get a free ride and a free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. Tomorrow at noon is the deadline to make a reservation for MetroLink to pick up those who want to go to Mr. Thanksgiving's annual meal at SouthPark Mall in Moline.

Renew Moline and the City of Moline

Without knowing when Amtrak service will finally connect the Quad Cities with Chicago, the city of Moline continues to move forward with the design of its train station. Tuesday morning, city officials and Renew Moline unveiled a new logo for "The Q," or the Quad Cities Multi-Modal passenger rail station.

Bright green bus parked along a sidewalk
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

MetroLink will expand its bus fleet next spring with two, new electric buses. This morning, the mass transit agency and Proterra bus company gave journalists a ride on a battery-powered bus.

Davenport CitiBus

Davenport will begin talks with MetroLink about creating a regional bus system. Last night, the city council authorized staff to meet with MetroLink, which serves the Illinois Quad Cities.

Metro Link officials & others cut a ribbon at the Channel Cat's new dock in Moline.
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The Channel Cat has a new place to call home. This morning, Metro Link held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the water taxi's new landing in Moline.

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The federal government will help Moline improve transportation. The U.S. DOT and Federal Transit Agency chose Moline and eight other cities to receive special assistance.

Channel Cat Water Taxi

A new project in Moline will result in improvements to a popular bike path along the Mississippi River. The city and MetroLINK have entered an agreement to build a new ferry boat terminal and dock for the Channel Cat Water Taxi, at Ben Butterworth Parkway on River Drive.

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