Department Info

Transportation for Seniors

Office For The Aging
Todd N. Tancredi, Director



~ Transportation for Seniors Brochure (.pdf)


Funded wholly or in part by the Dutchess County Office for the Aging:


Community Resources and Services Center of Pawling (845-855-3459) serves the transportation needs of Pawling seniors.  They will travel to Putnam County or nearby Connecticut.


Dutchess County Office for the Aging Vans and Buses (845-486-2555 or transport seniors to our eight Senior Friendship Centers, along with recreational and shopping trips offered to center attendees. 


Friends of Seniors (845-485-1277) provides non-emergency medical transportation (and other services) for the frail elderly.


North East Community Center (518-592-1399 extension 5, or provides transportation services for residents of the towns of Amenia, Dover, North East, Stanford and Washington, and the villages of Millerton and Millbrook, via the Care Car.  They also coordinate the Northeast Dutchess Transit Program which can additionally assist residents of the towns of Pine Plains, Stanford and Washington.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) (845-452-5104 extension 101) picks up senior residents of the city of Beacon who do not drive, and transports them to the Beacon Senior Friendship Center at Forrestal Heights. Participants are driven to the Friendship Center no later than 10:00 am and brought back home no later than 2:00 p.m. Also, any senior that does not drive and regardless of whether they attend the Friendship Center, may be eligible to be transported to Walmart or Shop Rite in Fishkill once per week for one hour of shopping. RSVP is a program of Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County.

Government and Not For Profit transportation services:


Dutchess County Public Transit (845-473-8424) - Fixed routes, Rail Link Shuttles and Flex service throughout Dutchess County operating seven days a week, in 30-180 minute frequencies.


Castle Point (845-831-2000 ext. 5145) transports veterans to medical appointments at Veterans Hospitals.


Dial-A-Ride (845-473-8424) is provided by Dutchess County Public Transit and available to residents of the towns of Fishkill, East Fishkill, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger and City of PoughkeepsiePre-registration is required.


Community Senior Transportation Program (845-485-1277) is for LaGrange & Pleasant Valley senior citizens for recreation and shopping.  No medical appointments, and this service is not wheelchair accessible.   


Dutchess County Public Transit ADA Complementary Paratransit (845-473-8424) is operated by Dutchess County Public Transit and provides transportation services in a number of locations from a rider's home to his or her destination.  Reservations are required and service availability may be limited.  In addition, ADA Complimentary Paratransit Service is available for qualified individuals who live within 3/4 mile of a regularly scheduled Dutchess County Public Transit bus route. 

For more information about these services, visit or call Dutchess County Public Transit at 845-473-8424.


Town of Rhinebeck (845-876-3409) provides transportation to independently living senior citizen residents of Rhinebeck/Rhinecliff. An application is required.


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Todd N. Tancredi,Director Todd N. Tancredi
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