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


  • NO BUS SERVICE ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019 - PRESIDENTS' DAY HOLIDAY - the office will also be closed.  Normal service will resume Tuesday, February 19, 2019.  


  • Route B Service Advisory:  Due to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wappingers Falls on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 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.


  • CREDIT CARD USAGE  -  Effective January 22, 2019, you will be able to purchase tickets and passes with your credit card using our website:


  • ROUTE J - As of Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Route J will RESUME service to the FDR Estate in Hyde Park.


  • EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 2, 2018 - Route F bus Service Change:
    Route F bus will no longer travel on Palen Road - instead it will travel down Route 52 to Route 376 to access ACME Supermarket in Hopewell Junction.

  • EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:  AT NO TIME will the westbound Route D bus stop at Rt. 44 and Hornbeck Road.  Passengers MUST wait on the northeast corner of Rt. 44 and Townsend Boulevard to board a bus to Poughkeepsie.


  • EFFECTIVE Monday, September 17, 2018
    Route D bus will travel on Old Route 82 after departing the Government Center.


  • EFFECTIVE - Saturday, August 4, 2018
    Route G / Beacon Free Loop will be combined with the A.M. and P.M. Beacon Rail Links and will now service the Beacon Train Station Monday through Saturday from 5:45 a.m. through 9:12 P.M.


  • EFFECTIVE - Wednesday, August 22, 2018 

Route G / Beacon Free Loop bus will provide unlimited FREE rides within the city limits of Beacon. The route will operate Monday through Saturday 6 A.M. to 9 P.M.

Route M Change - Effective Immediately - Be advised that Route M bus 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.).




Effective Thursday, September 6, 2018

  • City of Poughkeepsie Middle School and High School Students, WITH PROPER I.D., can ride Dutchess County Public Transit Buses free of charge to and from school within the City of Poughkeepsie, Monday through Friday, throughout the regular school year.  On weekends and holidays, students must pay the discounted fare (75¢) with proper I.D. 
  • 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.


  • 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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