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Division of Public Transit
14 Commerce Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Voice: (845) 473-8424   Fax: (845) 473-8643
Public Works
Robert Balkind, Commissioner


Cynthia Ruiz, Dutchess County Transit Administrator
Michael Grattini, First Transit General Manager



Dutchess County Public Transit will be closed on Monday, January 16th for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

New Sunday Service effective February 5, 2017 on Routes A, B, F and H.

New Route I Service - Monday to Saturday effective February 4, 2017 - Poughkeepsie, Main Street and Market Street to South Hills Mall.

Dutchess County Public Transit: Transit Development Plan Survey (.pdf)

The A and B buses coming into Poughkeepsie from Route 9 will be using South Avenue instead of Academy Street.

Demand Response Service Application for ADA / Dial-A-Ride / Flex (.pdf) | Online Application

Public Transit Bus Schedule Times and Current Route Status 

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The primary mission of the Division of Public Transit is to provide Dutchess County with a safe, efficient, accessible and reliable public transportation system.

Division of Public Transit Bus provides transit service to Dutchess County through two modes of service: fixed route service and demand response services like Dial-A-Ride and Paratransit.  Public Transit runs a RailLink bus service in cooperation with the Metro-North railroad. Dutchess County Division of Public Transit also coordinates non-emergency Medicaid transportation for the Dutchess County Department of Social Services.

The Schedules and information on these web pages are designed to assist you in your travel plans.

The Public Transit telephone line is (845) 473-8424. Inquiries can also be sent using our automated response system - Go to Your Dutchess Direct.

Full-time, 24-hour fax or Your Dutchess Direct support is NOT available. We will respond to your fax and automated request as soon as possible.


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