Letter: Thanks for helping to get the Q-C in The Loop


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 2:47 pm
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I'm happy to report a successful ridership night for The Loop on New Year's Eve, with nearly 900 riders. This represents The Loop's second highest ridership for one night, coming in second to the St. Patrick's Day (3/17/12) Saturday night total of 934.

As a point of reference, the previous two New Year's Eve's (a Friday in 2010 and a Saturday in 2011) had ridership counts of 586 and 595, respectively.

It is no exaggeration that this wonderful turnout would not have happened without your generous assistance, and we thank you so much for all you did to help publicize and promote the service. The coverage was great: timely, accurate, and positive. With your support, The Loop was well used and helped contribute to a safe and happy night of festivities for many.

The Loop operates Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Cost is just $1 per trip; Seniors (60+), disabled guests, and Medicare cardholders ride for 50 cents. All Loop buses have ramps and are fully accessible.

Information about The Loop, including route and schedules, is available at www.qctransit.com. We look forward to a more and more Quad-Citians "getting in The Loop" in 2013!

Becky J. Passman,
project manager/ Iowa
Quad Cities
transit coordinator,
Bi-State Regional Commission

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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