The Bloomington-Normal public transit system opened in 1938 under the name “Bloomington-Normal City Lines Inc.” During its early period, the public transit system incorporated buses and street cars in its fleet but eventually changed to buses only. In 1975, the name of the transit system was changed to simply “Bloomington-Normal Public Transit.” In 2014, the system underwent a rebranding and adopted the name “Connect Transit,” though it still kept the legal title of “Bloomington-Normal Public Transit.” 

The collection includes newspaper articles, bus schedules, route maps, and informational pamphlets detailing the services and fares.