Robert H. Balkind, P.E.

Department of Public Works
Division of Public Transit
14 Commerce Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Voice (845) 473-8424   Fax (845) 473-8643
Toll Free (800) 924-8702 (outside 845 area code)

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
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Rider Alerts


Route G will be performed in a small bus (van) 6/21/18

Route M Change - Effective Immediately - Be advised that Route M will no longer travel from Corlies Ave. through Mountain Brook Apartments -- bus will now travel from Mansion St. to Innis Ave. via King St.  Residents of Mountain Brook Apartments can catch the bus on Innis Ave. (the northbound side before Salt Point Tpke.).

View Fixed Routes / Bus Schedules HERE

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  • New Fare Structure Effective Friday, June 1, 2018

    The following changes to the fare structure will take effect on Friday, June 1, 2018: 


  • New 1-Day Pass for regular customers for $5.00 and reduced customers for $2.50.  Customers would need to ride the bus three times to receive value. 

  • New 7-Day Pass for $10.50 and 31-Day Pass for $31.00 for reduced customers.

  • Eliminate the 3-Day Pass, 5-Day Pass and the 20-Ride Reduced Ticket.

  • Student fare is for attending elementary to college showing a school ID to the bus operator. 

  • New Dial-A-Ride fare of $1.00 for seniors (60 years old & older), veterans & persons with disabilities showing a Medicare or ADA/Special Transit ID card.  All others pay $3.50.

  • Same day service will be $7.00 on Poughkeepsie (City) Dial-A-Ride for all customers only.


  • Bus Operator Shortage May Cause Route or Trip Cancellations 

    Due to an immediate bus operator shortage, there may be certain routes and/or trips on routes cancelled.   Routes that may be impacted are Flex, Route G, Beacon Rail Link, Poughkeepsie Rail Link and/or New Hamburg Rail Link.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.  Please check below each day by 12 midnight to see if a particular route or trip has been canceled.   Transit Management of Dutchess County is working hard to hire additional bus operators to meet the advertised level of service provided to our customers.

  • New Bus Loading At Poughkeepsie Transit Hub – Effective 3-17-18
    • East Platform: Routes A, C, E
    • West Platform: Routes B, D, F
    • Next to 1 Civic Center Plaza Building: Overflow Routes A, B, C, D, E, F
    • On Market Street in Front of Hub: Routes L, P, UCAT, Short Line and Leprechaun Lines
    • On Market Street in Front of Cornerstone Church: Routes H, J, K, M and Poughkeepsie Rail Link


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


Dutchess County Public Transit provides countywide public transit services on 17 fixed routes and shuttles, six dial-a-ride services, four flex route services and an ADA complementary paratransit service countywide throughout Dutchess County.  Dutchess County Public Transit transports approximately 800,000 passenger trips a year on a fleet of 56 buses and vans. Transit services are provided under a management contract with First Transit, Inc of Cincinnati, Ohio.  For additional Dutchess County Public Transit information, please call (845) 473-8424 or email Hours of the telephone line is Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Inquiries can also be sent using our automated response system - Go to Your Dutchess Direct.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

In compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation Title VI regulations (49 CFR part 21), Dutchess County Public Transit operates programs without regard to race, color, and national origin. Contact Dutchess County Public Transit at 14 Commerce Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, (845) 473-8424, email: to request additional information regarding Dutchess County Public Transit's nondiscrimination obligations. Any person who believes himself or any specific class of persons to be subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI may by himself or by a representative file a written complaint with Dutchess County Public Transit or with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building -- 5th Floor TCR, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. A complaint must be filed no later than 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by FTA.


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