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Notice of public hearing and comment session on proposed fare increase ChicaGO Dash/South Shore Connect and new Hobart Stop for ChicaGO Dash

The City of Valparaiso Board of Works & Safety will conduct a public hearing on June 24, 2022, at 3 pm at Valparaiso City Hall, 166 Lincolnway for a new ChicaGo Dash stop in Hobart and proposed fare increase for the ChicaGo Dash and South Shore Connect bus services.

The proposed fare increase will raise single ride tickets from $8.00 to $9.00, 10 ride passes from $70.00 to $80.00, and monthly passes from $230.00 to $250.00.  SS Connect will increase from $1.00 to $2.00 each way. The proposed fare increase is attributed to increased operational and fuel cost.  If approved, the fare increase will be effective starting September 1, 2022.

The proposed additional stop is targeted for the parking lot at Jubilee Worship Center 415 N Hobart Rd, Hobart, IN. Jubilee, in partnership with the City of Hobart will provide daily dedicated parking Monday-Friday for expansion of ChicaGO Dash commuter bus service in and out of the Chicago Loop to the commuters in Hobart, Merrillville, and surrounding cities.  If approved, the new stop location will go into effect on September 1, 2022.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided. The facility is wheelchair accessible. If you need additional accommodations, please let Don Lorntzen, Transit Manager at 219-462-1161 ext. 3357, know 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

If you are unable to attend in person, you may join the Zoom webinar at or by using the QR code provided. Written Comments will be accepted in advance of the meeting and for 2 days after the meeting.  Send comments to Don Lorntzen at  or City of Valparaiso, 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383, ATTN: Transit Manager.

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