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Valpo buses appear headed for ridership records

VALPARAISO | After a typical lull during the summer when Valparaiso University students are gone, ridership on the city's V-Line intracity bus service has picked up again and should be headed for another record year.

October 06, 2014 6:15 am

Valpo awaiting RDA decision on TOD funding

VALPARAISO | The city hopes to learn in the next couple of weeks whether its plans for a transit-oriented development downtown will get a big financial boost from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

V-Line ridership takes summer dip

VALPARAISO | Ridership on the V-Line fell slightly below the goal of 10,000 a month in July, but the city is looking at ways to implement recommendations of a RLS & Associates study to improve the service in the future.

August 20, 2014 5:34 pm
EDITORIAL: Driving discussion on public transportation

EDITORIAL: Driving discussion on public transportation

A consultant's report on Valparaiso's V-Line service makes a number of points worth pondering.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo to use report to improve V-Line service

VALPARAISO | Without funding to expand Valparaiso's V-Line bus service beyond its city limits, Valparaiso is interested in a consultant's recommendations for improving the service within its borders.

August 09, 2014 4:30 pm

Study offers options for improving V-Line service

VALPARAISO | A study by RLS and Associates Inc. of the V-Line intracity bus service recommends several additions to the routes and the hours of operation to meet the demands of riders, but city Planning Director Tyler Kent said Valparaiso can't do much without added funding.

August 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Valp-to-Chicago bus service is not a success

In a Times editorial on July 27, the Chicago Dash ridership was listed as 47,986 in 2012 and 55,037 in 2013. If you calculate this out, this is only about 96 daily riders in 2012 and 106 daily riders in 2013. This is hardly a success.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Valpo building on transit successes

EDITORIAL: Valpo building on transit successes

As Northwest Indiana continues to struggle with how to make public transportation function better, Valparaiso is a shining example of how it should be.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Man of many hats, Costas leads Valpo to new heights

WILLIAM NANGLE: Man of many hats, Costas leads Valpo to new heights

Jon Costas is a man of many titles. Among them, Valparaiso mayor, musician, lawyer, athlete, church deacon, restaurateur and family man.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

VALPARAISO | As Valparaiso moves toward completing the long-range vision being developed under ValpoNEXT, the city still has some big plans it hopes to accomplish in the next two or three years, Mayor Jon Costas said.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm

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
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