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February not short on riders for V-Line, Dash

VALPARAISO | February was a short, cold, snowy month, which could be the reason V-Line ridership in Valparaiso was down a little bit, but it continued a trend begun in August of averaging more than 12,000 riders a month.

March 19, 2014 4:23 pm

Quick-thinking rider prevents V-Line bus tragedy

VALPARAISO | Quick, cool action by a V-Line passenger prevented a tragedy recently when the bus driver had a heart attack.

February 28, 2014 2:49 pm

EDITORIAL: Valparaiso moving on public transportation

Valparaiso is planning for a bus/train depot as part of a transit-oriented development. It's a sign of the popularity of public transportation.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo honing in on site of new transit center

VALPARAISO | The city hopes to go to the Regional Development Authority later this month to seek funds to construct a new Transit Oriented Development downtown.

February 02, 2014 5:45 pm
Costas touts Valparaiso's great past, better future

Costas touts Valparaiso's great past, better future

VALPARAISO | After a decade in office, Mayor Jon Costas said Valparaiso has evolved "from good to great," but he sees the city's future bringing "opportunity like never before."

January 28, 2014 4:06 pm Photos


Group touts high-speed rail line through Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso could get high-speed rail passenger service before it gets the South Shore commuter line spur.

January 19, 2014 6:55 pm

Valpo buses show big gains in riders in 2013

VALPARAISO | Maybe people like the convenience. Maybe it's the camaraderie with the other passengers. Maybe people just don't want to have to drive the roundabouts.

January 10, 2014 6:15 pm

Valpo's Dash exceeding expectations

VALPARAISO | When the city started the ChicaGo Dash express commuter bus service in 2008, officials knew there was a need but they didn't know it would grow to its current level of four buses a day each way.

December 21, 2013 6:48 pm
Valpo adds route, longer hours to V-Line service

Valpo adds route, longer hours to V-Line service

VALPARAISO | The V-Line buses that critics once said were filled with invisible riders now carry so many people the city is extending hours and adding routes to try to accommodate them.

November 08, 2013 7:35 pm

Valpo seeks bids for Needle and Thread demolition

VALPARAISO | The days for the historic Victorian house at the corner of Jefferson and Lafayette Streets appear to be numbered.

October 26, 2013 7:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Expand access to Chicago; expand NWI opportunities

GUEST COMMENTARY: Expand access to Chicago; expand NWI opportunities

Competition among colleges and universities for the best students is constant, spirited and multifaceted. These days, it isn’t enough to “just” have top-flight faculty and facilities. Students are looking for numerous other perks, and a key one today is mass transit.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo redevelopment panel considers $28M budget

VALPARAISO | To pay for expansion of Central Park Plaza and the public infrastructure improvements for the Pratt Industries expansion, the city's Redevelopment Commission plans to borrow $13.5 million in 2014.

October 13, 2013 7:15 pm

Valpo's Dash raising fares beginning Nov. 1

VALPARAISO | The ChicaGo Dash ridership continues to increase, and, on Nov. 1, so will the fares for single ride and round trip tickets.

October 12, 2013 12:00 am

Cable show features Valpo as distinctive

VALPARAISO | The city will receive some national TV exposure through a segment on "Communities of Distinction," a kind of cable infomercial available to at least a third of the country and Canada.

September 02, 2013 5:09 pm

Dash daily fares going up 50 cents each way

VALPARAISO | Ridership isn't the only thing increasing for the ChicaGo Dash express commuter service to the Loop. So are the cost of gas and the tolls.

August 17, 2013 7:46 pm

Valpo OKs federal funds to operate Dash bus

VALPARAISO | A fourth bus began running on the ChicaGo Dash service to Chicago's Loop in April, and the city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the federal grant to pay for it on Thursday.

August 08, 2013 9:00 pm

V-Line's Brown Route providing summer bonus

VALPARAISO | For years, Valparaiso has shut down the V-Line's Brown Route during the summer when Valparaiso University classes were out.

July 31, 2013 2:30 pm

Dash riders getting new bus shelter

VALPARAISO | Riders on the ChicaGo Dash will soon have a new place to wait for their bus.

June 03, 2013 5:00 pm

Valpo Dash has outgrown site

VALPARAISO | The success of the ChicaGo Dash is forcing the city to find a new location for the transportation station and parking lot.

May 23, 2013 5:25 pm

Valpo buses can now be tracked on cellphone

VALPARAISO | You're waiting at the Village Station parking lot for a loved one to arrive on the ChicaGo Dash, but it appears the bus is late and you want to know when it will arrive. What do you do?

May 12, 2013 5:30 pm
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