The V-Line and ChicaGO DASH and the South Shore Connect Shuttle are public transportation services started by the City of Valparaiso. The City through a competitive bid process contracts out the daily operating tasks to subcontractors. Royal Excursion has been the contractor responsible for operating the V-Line and ChicaGO DASH since 2018. Royal Excursion provides the drivers, maintenance, dispatchers, and other day-to-day management tasks associated with the transit services; while the City provides oversight, reporting, and funding for the buses with help from the Northwestern Indiana Regional Plan Commission, Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission, Federal Transit Administration, Indiana Department of Transportation, and the Northwest Indiana Redevelopment Authority.
As a public transportation service, it is our goal to meet the needs of the greater Valparaiso community through low rates, efficient transportation, and community improvement.