Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Mr. Thanksgiving has returned for the 49th year. Bob Vogelbaugh will host his annual community Thanksgiving dinner once again at SouthPark Mall, inviting anyone who wants to come.

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This is the final weekend the Channel Cat Water Taxi will run on its regular schedule for the season.

Tomorrow through Monday, MetroLINK's boats will take passengers on Mississippi River trips from 9:00 am until 7:30 pm.

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MetroLINK and Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri will celebrate mass transit tomorrow in the Quad Cities and Chicago. Along with hundreds of transportation agencies across the country, they'll participate in "Get On Board Day."

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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.


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.


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.