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Fares, Passes & Other Transportation Services

Public Works
Robert Balkind, Commissioner


Cynthia Ruiz, Dutchess County Transit Administrator


Effective Date January 17, 2017

Fare Category

Single Ride Good for one, one-way trip
Single Ride Full Fare $1.75
Single Ride Reduced Fare $0.75*
Multi-Ride Tickets Good for indicated number of one-way trips. Use anytime, any day, with no expiration.
20-Ride Reduced Fare Ticket $15.00*
44-Ride Commuter Ticket $45.00
Anytime Tickets Good for unlimited rides during the indicated number of days from the activation date (first use).
31-Day Anytime Ticket $62.00
7-Day Anytime Ticket $21.00
5-Day Anytime Ticket $15.00
3-Day Anytime Ticket $10.00

Ticket and Pass Purchasing Locations
Transportation Services
Safety / Ridership
Lost and Found



Introducing New Ticket/Fare
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View a video tutorial of the New Ticket/Fare System




Single Trip One Way Fare $1.75

The single trip one way fare is $1.75 per bus and customers can pay when boarding the bus. Drivers cannot make change, exact fare is required. Individual $1.75 tickets can be purchased and these tickets are valid on all Public Transit buses at anytime.

Monthly $45 Commuter Pass

This pass is designed for those individuals that commute back and forth during normal commuter hours. The Commuter Pass is valid from 4 a.m. through 9 a.m. and again 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. This pass is also good on all buses in the Public Transit bus system during the restricted days and hours.

Monthly $62 Ride-Anytime Pass

This pass is designed for frequent riders of the Dutchess County Public Transit Bus System. The Monthly Ride Anytime Pass is valid on all buses and at all times during the calendar month of issue. An easy way to determine if this is the right pass for you is to count the number of times you normally ride the Public Transit bus in any calendar month. If you ride more than 36 times during the month then this is the pass for you. Remember, every time you change buses counts as one ride

Other Fares $0.75

Senior Citizens, Medicare card holders, and patrons with disabilities pay half fare, $0.75 per single trip one way ride.

Veterans pay half fare, $0.75 per single trip one way ride.

Children between the ages of 5 and under the age of 12 pay $0.75 per single trip one way ride.

Any student with a current valid school photo identification* can receive a $1.00 reduction off the regular $1.75 fare. This fare reduction is valid at all times and on all buses in the Public Transit bus system. The $1.00 reduction cannot be used in conjunction with any other fare reduction.

*School photo identification must indicate the current school semester. For schools that do not issue identification cards with an expiration date, the school photo identification card AND class schedule with current enrollment dates will be accepted.


Special Transit Card

This card enables patrons with a disability to pay $0.75 for a single one way ride. This fare reduction is valid at all times and on all buses in the Public Transit bus system. This discounted fare cannot be used in conjunction with any other fare reduction. To apply for a Special Transit Card, documentation from a doctor is required. The doctor's documentation does not have to disclose the nature of the disability, it should just verify that there is one. The doctor's documentation must also include the applicant's name and address. Applicants for Special Transit Cards will be issued the card within a week of Dutchess County Division of Public Transit receiving the doctor's verification. The Special Transit Card is available free of charge.

ADA Complementary Paratransit Service

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Dutchess County Public Transit Bus System provides curb-to-curb wheelchair lift equipped bus service for individuals traveling within 3/4 of a mile from the normal route of the Public Transit Bus System and City of Poughkeepsie's fixed route service whose disability prohibits the use of the fixed route system. The fare is $3.50 for a single one way ride. To apply for ADA Complementary Paratransit Service or to obtain more information call (845) 473-8424 or visit our ADA Complementary Paratransit Service webpage.

Ticket and Pass Purchasing Locations

Tickets and Passes may be purchased either at the Public Transit bus facility or through the U. S. Mail. We accept cash, check or money orders only. Sorry, but we do not accept credit cards or debit cards.

The address of the Public Transit Bus System facility is:

Dutchess County Division of Public Transit
14 Commerce Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Info: (845) 473-8424
Business Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

To get to the Dutchess County Public Transit Bus Facility from Poughkeepsie take the eastbound arterial (Rt. 44/55) and bear right on Rt. 55 at the split of Rt. 44 and Rt. 55, Commerce Street is the first left turn after the intersection of Rt. 55 and Noxon Road. The bus facility is on the right side of Commerce Street approximately 300 yards from Rt. 55.

Transportation Services

RailLink (formerly CTC) Service - Dutchess County Public Transit operates a RailLink service to the Metro North train stations in Poughkeepsie, New Hamburg and Beacon. Schedules are available at the Dutchess County Bus Facility, at the train stations, Grand Central Terminal in New York City and by mail.

Fixed Route operates along six routes on Route 9 from Tivoli to Poughkeepsie and Poughkeepsie to Fishkill, on Routes 9 & 9D from Poughkeepsie to Beacon and on Routes 44 & 55 between Poughkeepsie and Dover and between Poughkeepsie and Pawling respectively. The service is open to the public and has scheduled and flag stops along the routes.

Dial-A-Ride is a municipal curb-to-curb service open to the public. It is above and beyond fixed route and ADA Complementary Paratransit service.

Demand Response (Flex Service) operates between the corridors outside the ¾ mile ADA-required zones. It is above and beyond fixed route and ADA Complementary Paratransit service. The fare for this service is slightly more than typical ADA Complementary Paratransit service. There are several areas in the County that have little or no fixed route service. This service provides curb to curb service in those areas for the general public with no preference given to any group.

ADA Complementary Paratransit operates within the ¾ mile ADA-required zones. ADA-eligible passengers make appointments for curb to curb service according to the federal regulations governing ADA service.

Safety / Ridership

  • Stand at a bus stop sign, in a bus stop shelter, or in a location where the bus can stop safely.
  • Buses will stop along the route if there is not a bus stop close by.
  • Hail the bus with a clear hand signal.
  • Tell the driver your destination when you board the bus.
  • Tell the driver if you need an off-route pick up on your return trip.
  • Have exact fare upon boarding. All cash passengers must pay the full fare.
  • Fares are deposited in the fare box.
  • Take a seat if one is available.
  • Packages must be stored under the seat or in your lap.
  • Standees must remain behind the white or yellow line.
  • The aisle must be kept clear at all times.
  • All passengers riding in wheelchairs must allow the driver to secure the chair per the manufacturer’s securement recommendations.
  • Please refrain from talking to the driver except to remind to stop.
  • Smoking, food, beverages, radios, pets, cellular phone use and disruptive behavior are prohibited.

Lost & Found


Any articles found on the bus will be turned into the Division of Public Transit Bus Office at the address above. All articles will be held for a maximum of 14 days. Call (845) 473-8424.

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