As part of an inter-municipal agreement, the City of Beacon will pay $5,000 in 2018 and $11,000 in 2019 to Dutchess County Public Transit to provide passenger service at no cost to the riders until December 31, 2019.
The Transit Administrator works with municipalities to determine the transportation needs in the community and how the current public transit system can meet those needs. Dutchess County offers municipalities the option of participation in the Dial-A-Ride Program to provide curb to curb service to residents of the sponsoring municipality. The County and the municipality share the local cost of the transit service.
Dial-A-Ride municipalities include the City of Poughkeepsie, the Towns of Fishkill, East Fishkill, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger and the Northeast Community Center (Towns of Amenia, Dover, North East, Pine Plains, Stanford, and Washington).
The benefit of the Dial-A-Ride Program to municipalities and Dutchess County residents is that closes the gaps in the fixed route system for people who cannot get to the fixed route, which allows them to participate more fully in work, school and social activities.