Just a few weeks before the third anniversary of the Citylink transportation system a new stop was added in front of Post Falls City Hall, along with two new busses to the fleet. The system is the result of a $1.38 million grant to Kootenai County from the Federal Transit System. Matching funds of $1.38 million are provided by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, headquartered in Plummer, Idaho. Covering the Coeur d’Alene Reservation and urban areas of Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Hayden, Citylink brings unprecedented free transportation to all people in the region.
The mission is both simple and profound: meet the transportation needs of workers, students, elderly and the general public. Citylink represents the first time in the United States that a tribal government and a local government have collaborated to create free public transportation.