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Alerts - City of Valparaiso

3 Alerts
May 16, 2023 2:15 PM

Downtown Improvement Projects

View more information on downtown improvement projects scheduled for 2023-2024.

December 21, 2022 8:30 AM

Valparaiso City Services Shares 2023 Recycling Schedule

Valparaiso City Services Shares 2023 Recycling Schedule

July 20, 2020

Coronavirus Update 07/20/020

Coronavirus Update 07/20/020

Chicago Dash

12 Alerts
May 23, 2023 10:34 AM

No routes will run Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day!

The Chicago Dash will not operate on Monday May 29th In observance of the Memorial Day holiday!
Thank you and have a great weekend!

May 16, 2023 12:32 PM

June,5 2023 The ChicaGO Dash will return to 5 daily routes to and from the Chicago Loop

Good afternoon Commuters. Beginning June 5, 2023!
As ridership continues to increase daily on the ChicaGO Dash coaches. We will expand our service to return to 5 routes daily from Valpo in the mornings and 5 return routes from Chicago in the evenings....

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Latest Update:

May 23, 2023 10:30 AM

Please see the new departure schedules posted on all the coaches. The website has been updated to show the morning and evening departure times for each of the 5 routes. Ask your driver for bus schedule times to make sure you have the correct times starting Monday June, 5 2023! 

AM routes departure times from Brown street.. 5:30 am, 6:00 am, 6:30 am, 6:45 am 7:15 am!

PM routes starting departure from Michigan and Randolph.. 3:45 pm, 4:10 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm. Please see the full schedule for all PM departure times from all other stops in the loop.

February 20, 2023 11:08 AM

Campbell street construction detour

Attention commuters! Campbell street will be closed from the corner stop at brown street to Boundary street. Beginning February 27th and will remain closed for 4 1/2 months. Access to Dash parking will be from Napoleon st. to Brown st. only!
If you come...

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February 3, 2023 8:26 AM

Courtesy Reminder for Dash Riders

This is a courtesy reminder that all dash route scheduled departure times are to leave brown street at the scheduled departure time. All purchased one way, ten ride and monthly passes are for 1 seat first come first serve. As a courtesy to your fellow...

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December 23, 2022 10:44 AM

Chicago Dash Holiday Schedule January 2nd!

The Chicago Dash will not operate on Monday January 2nd. All routes will resume with normal service on Tuesday January 3rd. In observance of Holidays 2022!
Happy New Year!

December 23, 2022 10:32 AM

December 23 Dash service

Good Morning, Due to the current weather event and lack of ridership this morning. The 6 Am route was the only bus that was sent to Chicago this morning.
This evening routes returning to Valpo will only be the 4 pm scheduled route. This will be the only...

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November 22, 2022 4:43 PM

1004 will be doing 2nd and 3rd routes

Bus 1004 will be covering both the 2nd and 3rd routes for today February 22, 2023
We apologize for the inconvenience. We are down a driver for the afternoon return routes today and will need to cover the last 2 pick up times with the same bus.

August 1, 2022 11:43 AM

Notice of Fare increase Effective September 1, 2022

The Valparaiso Board of Works and Safety has approved a fare increase for the Chicago Dash and the South Shore Connect.
Effective September 1, 2022 the following fares will be in effect for all Dash and Connect fares.
Dash one way ride --$9.00
Dash Round...

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August 29, 2022 2:59 PM

This is a reminder message that Fares for the Chicago Dash and SS Connect will increase on September 1, 2022! All passes or tickets purchased in the month of August will remain at the current rate. Until September 1st!

Starting September 1, 2022 all Monthly passes will now be valid for 31 days from the date of activation!  Month to month passes will no longer be active after September 1,2022 and 31 day passes will go into effect!

Thank you and have a great day!

June 6, 2022 1:37 PM

Notice of public hearing and comment session

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...

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Latest Update:

June 21, 2022 2:18 PM

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.

You may submit your comments to me and if you would like your comments read to the Board of Works for consideration. Please list your current address.

If you are unable to attend in person or by zoom. You can watch the complete comment session on the city web site at   Click on watch city meetings and look for the June 24 2022 Board of Works to view the meeting. You will have up to 2 days after the meeting to submit questions on the proposed stop in Hobart or the proposed fare increase for the Dash or the SS Connect services.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Valpo Transit services.

**Alternative Formats Available Upon Request**

May 11, 2022 1:27 PM

Dash Parking

With the construction going on in the Dash lot, passengers may begin parking in the upper lot and the Dash buses will be loading and unloading in the upper lot.

September 13, 2021 3:21 PM

Third Dash route to be added September 20th

Good afternoon,
I am happy to announce we will be adding a third Dash route back to our schedule beginning September, 20 2021. As we look forward to more passengers returning to work and travel to Chicago. We will be adding a 6:30 am departure in the...

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September 17, 2021 1:53 PM

Chicago Dash Reduced COVID-19 Bus Schedule, Until further notice!

Beginning September 20, 2021

Due to the restrictions in place for Chicago for COVID-19. The Chicago Dash is running a reduce Schedule with 3 routes daily to and from Chicago. 260 Brown street departures at 6:00 AM 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM to three (3) stops in the Chicago loop.

Pick up times for returning from Chicago to Valpo:

Randolph and Michigan…4:00 PM 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM

LaSalle and Wacker…4:10 PM 4:40 PM and 5:10 PM

350 Clark Street… 4:20 PM 4:50 PM and 5:20 PM.

Please sign up for alerts on the website for any changes or updated information sent out for any changes.

Thank You, 

Valparaiso Transportation Department 

April 8, 2021 9:21 AM

REMINDER: Dash Ticket Booth Closed Until Further Notice

We want to remind you that the ChicaGo Dash ticket booth is closed until further notice. Please pay cash on the bus or purchase your tickets or passes on the Token Transit Mobile ticket App. Thank you!

Public Works

1 Alert
May 31, 2023 12:48 PM


Valparaiso's brush & yard waste crews are currently in zone 1.
There are 4 zones in the City.
These zones will rotate in numerical order.

Road Closures/Restrictions

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