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John C. Andoh, CCTM, CPM
County Transit Administrator

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)

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John C. Andoh, CCTM, CPM, County Transit Administrator

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Rider Alerts

  • Dutchess County Public Transit will be hosting its quarterly public meeting at Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 Grand Street in Poughkeepsie from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  At this meeting, the following will occur:
    • Talk about transit issues, concerns, comments and suggestions
    • Learn about changes to public transit services in Poughkeepsie in March
    • Learn about how to use Dutchess County Public Transit services
    • Enjoy snacks.
    • New maps and timetables will be available at this meeting for the March 2018 service change as well as posted online after the meeting.

The Hudson Valley Community Center is accessible via Route CM and CP.

A special Dial-A-Ride bus will be available after the meeting to transport residents to their final  destination within the City of Poughkeepsie or to the Poughkeepsie Transit Hub, where passengers can connect to other Dutchess County Public Transit bus routes. 

For more information or if special accommodations are needed, please call (845) 473-8424 or email

  • Special Needs Transportation Task Force Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Februrary 21, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the County Executive Conference Room, Dutchess County Building, 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.  This location is across from the Poughkeepsie Transit Hub.  Please join us.
  • Route B Rider Alert 

    Due to the St. Patrick‚Äôs Day Parade in Wappingers Falls on Saturday, March 3, 2018, Route B buses will NOT service Route 9D between South Hills Mall and Middlebush Road between 10:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.  The buses will travel on Route 9 during this time.

  • Route CL effective Monday, January 22, 2018 will Serve Vassar College Directly and Vassar College Students and Employees can Ride Free on Dutchess County Public Transit 

    With the new Vassar College partnership, all Vassar College students and employees can ride free on Dutchess County Public Transit by showing your ID card to the bus operator.  Additionally, Route CL will serve Vassar College directly by traveling on Fairmont Avenue, Collegeview Avenue and Raymond Avenue in both directions.   There will no longer be bus service on Main Street between Fairmont Avenue and Raymond Avenue.  The bus stop will be at the corner of Collegeview Avenue and Fairmont Avenue (eastbound) and Fairmont Avenue @ Collegeview Avenue (westbound).


  • Proposed Fare and Service Change Information Regarding Transit Service Within the City of Poughkeepsie

    Dutchess County Public Transit is proposing service and fare changes to improve travel time within the City of Poughkeepsie and make the bus system even easier to use. There will be better-timed connections to routes at Poughkeepsie Transit Hub, with Routes H, J, K, L, M and P operating on a consistent headway and improvements to Dial-A-Ride within the City of Poughkeepsie. The proposed fare and service changes is based off of concerns, comments, suggestions and feedback from the community stakeholders, the riding public and community meetings held in July, November and December.  Dutchess County Public Transit wants input from riding public and the community on this matter. We encourage you to review the proposed list of changes below.

    Proposed Fare and Service Changes Within the City of Poughkeepsie (.pdf)


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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.

The Division of Public Transit 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 MTA Metro-North Railroad. 


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 support is NOT available. We will respond to your fax as soon as possible.


Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.


Business Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Monday - Friday

Phone:  (845) 473-8424

Fax: (845) 473-8643


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