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Alerts - City of Valparaiso

1 Alert
July 20, 2020

Coronavirus Update 07/20/020

Coronavirus Update 07/20/020

Chicago Dash

16 Alerts
November 22, 2022 4:43 PM

1001 will be doing 2nd and 3rd routes

Bus 1001 will be covering both the 2nd and 3rd routes for today November 22, 2022

October 4, 2022 12:23 PM

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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August 30, 2022 6:43 AM

3rd Dash bus today will be a white Royal Excursion bus

The 3rd route Dash bus today will be a white Royal Excursion bus.

August 3, 2022 3:30 PM

What would be your ideal departure time in the morning from Valpo and Evening from Chicago?

What would be your ideal departure time in the morning from Valpo and Evening from Chicago?
I have received a few emails requesting an earlier bus in the morning and a later bus in the evening.
If you could take a minute from your day and just send me a...

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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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Latest Update:

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 28, 2022 6:52 PM

No July 4th bus service

As a reminder, The Chicago Dash will not run on Monday July 4th 2022 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday!

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 27, 2022 8:24 AM



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.

April 19, 2022 8:17 AM

Masks Are No Longer Required.

Masks Are No Longer Required!
Effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. TSA will also rescind the new Security Directives that...

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Latest Update:

April 19, 2022 9:35 AM

Masks Are No Longer Required!

Effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. TSA will also rescind the new Security Directives that were scheduled to take effect tomorrow. 

What does this mean for Valpo Transit passengers and drivers. Valpo Transit will no longer require masks on public transit vehicles or at any or our Transit facility locations including bus shelters.  Thank you for your patience and assistance as we have together faced this pandemic. Please stay safe and healthy. We hope to see you back on the Dash soon.

Thank you!

March 1, 2022 4:25 PM

Public Transit Mask Mandate still in effect!

Reminder: The FTA federal mask mandate on public transit remains in effect through March 18 2022. While Chicago has lifted indoor masking in most areas of Illinois. The Federal mandate for masks on public transit remains in effect! The mandate for masks...

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February 1, 2022 10:07 AM

Chicago Dash Parking upcoming snow event

Good afternoon,
Due to the impending snow advisory we have for Tuesday into Thursday. We will have a temporary move to the old parking lot. Please park your vehicles in the West portion of the East upper lot where we have parked for years before moving to...

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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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Latest Update:

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 

July 28, 2021 1:52 PM

Reminder Dash Parking Lot Move!!

Starting Monday August 2nd 2021. All parking for the Chicago Dash and the South Shore Connect will move to the new lots located west of the current parking area.
All Dash buses will pick up and drop off down in the lower lot to the left or west of where...

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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!

March 10, 2020 11:28 AM

COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

Valpo Transit officials continue to monitor and address potential impacts from novel corona-virus (COVID-19) and are taking steps to further reduce the risk to our...

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Public Works

2 Alerts
December 5, 2022 10:06 AM


Valparaiso’s leaf collection crews are in Zone 1.
There are 4 Zones in the City.
These Zones will rotate in numerical order.

December 5, 2022 7:07 AM


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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