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The Valpo South Shore Connect is an Express bus service from downtown Valparaiso to the Dune Park South Shore Train station in Chesterton, Indiana. Starting August 1, 2019, Departing from the 260 Brown Street Parking area (Where the ChicaGO Dash departs) and runs directly to the Dune Park South Shore Train Station. You can park free daily or Overnight for longer stays in the parking area designated. Ride the Valparaiso South Shore Transit Connect for a fast, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative to meet your local travel needs.

Good Afternoon Dash Commuters, 

The City Administration has approved free fares for the DASH and the South Shore Connect buses. Through January 1. 2021 the Ride is on us!  

As we work towards a COVID free time in our daily lives. The City of Valparaiso and our contractor Royal Excursion want you to feel safe in your daily commute to and from Chicago. We have taken all CDC and HHS guidance to protect you and our staff to minimize the risk and make your commute as safe and clean as we can. Buses are cleaned and disinfected nightly with our new Hospital Grade disinfecting fogger. This is the same unit used in our ambulance and EMS vehicles after every patient. Hand sanitizer and masks are available from all drivers. Just request one and they will be happy to assist you. The Transit ticket office will remain closed through January 1st, 2021 as well. If you have any questions or concerns. Please notify me at I am happy to assist or answer any questions you may have. Please continue to stay safe and healthy. We hope to see you back on the DASH again soon.

Thank you,

Don Lorntzen 

Transit Manager