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Valparaiso Suspends South Shore Connect Bus Services

     The South Shore Connect service has been paused effective January 1, 2024 by the City of Valparaiso.  Since 2019 this bus transportation has been provided from Valparaiso’s transit parking lot on Brown Street and Valparaiso University to the Dune Park South Shore train station. Once the South SHore Double Track project is complete in August 2024, this service will be considered for returning.

     The South Shore Connect service faced significant challenges as transit ridership dramatically declined in 2020 due to the pandemic and then the South Shore Double Track construction required South Shore Connect riders to transfer to a second bus to reach the station.

     “These challenges really prevented the South Shore Connect service from gaining momentum,” said Valparaiso’s Director of Planning and Transit Beth Shrader. “We are aware that there is an interest in this service, particularly from NICTD and the Valparaiso University community. We will study the service
later in 2024 and reintroduce it if we can make it sustainable,” she said, sharing that currently the ridership for South Shore Connect averages just five passengers daily.
     

    Valparaiso operates two additional transit services, including the V-Line bus service throughout Valparaiso and the ChicaGO Dash express commuter bus from Valparaiso to Chicago each weekday. To learn more about these services, including routes and fares, visit ValpoTransit.com
     OTHER VALPARAISO LINKS: 

    V-Line Page: 219-476-9393 Click here
    Valparaiso’s Transit Page, Click here
    Valparaiso’s ChicaGO-DASH, click here
     Valpo’s Redevelopment Commission,
Click here.
    Valparaiso Opportunity Zone, click here
     Valparaiso Council Members and Map Click here
     Here’s the City of Valparaiso’s Facebook Page” Valparaiso NOW “
     The City of Valparaiso’s Website
     Link to the City’s $7,653,012 Valparaiso’s ARPA Resolution 

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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.