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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

What's so complicated about riding buses?

In the Aug. 21 edition, it appears you placed some of the comics section over to page A3.

September 04, 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

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
Valpo extends V-Line route study time limit

Valpo extends V-Line route study time limit

VALPARAISO | The V-Line route study is going to take a little longer than originally planned, but that means the extra hours of service on the Purple and the Brown routes will continue for at least another six months.

April 02, 2014 5:25 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

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


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

Riders offer ways to improve V-Line service

VALPARAISO | The public has suggestions on how to improve the V-Line intracity bus service, and now it is up to the consultants to find the solutions.

December 12, 2013 8:00 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'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

V-Line ridership was booming in August

VALPARAISO | As Valparaiso prepares to start a study of how to improve service on the V-Line intracity bus line, monthly ridership took a big jump in August -- shattering the previous high by about 2,000.

September 12, 2013 5:15 pm

V-Line route study consultant chosen

VALPARAISO | The city has chosen a consultant to do a route study of the V-Line intracity bus service at a cost that could be almost $100,000.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am

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
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