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The most convenient and independent form of public transportation in Dutchess County is riding the bus! Every Dutchess County Public Transit vehicle is accessible to anyone who uses a mobility device or has difficulty climbing steps, as each bus contains either a lift or wheelchair ramp and at least two wheelchair positions. Some vehicles are even equipped with lower floors for easy access, or can be lowered to assist riders in boarding. Just ask an operator for assistance.

ADA Complementary Paratransit Service

Public Works - Public Transit

As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Dutchess County Public Transit operates an ADA Complementary Paratransit Service for qualified individuals within Dutchess County and the City of Poughkeepsie. The service is available to eligible individuals who live within three-quarters of a mile of a regularly scheduled bus route and who cannot use the regular fixed route service. The service is available on the days and during the hours that the fixed route operates.


Who’s Eligible?

To be eligible for the ADA Complementary Paratransit Service, a customer must meet all three of the following:


Complementary paratransit service is defined as next day service. Reservations can be scheduled up to seven days in advance by calling 845-473-8424.
On Saturday, Sunday, and holidays you will be connected to a voicemail box. Please leave your NAME and PHONE NUMBER and someone will contact you within 24 hours to arrange your transportation.

When scheduling a reservation, please provide the dispatcher with complete addresses for all pick-up and drop-off locations, and any special needs.
Dutchess County Public Transit may provide the service with any appropriate vehicle.

Fare for ADA Complementary Paratransit Service

$3.50 (one way)

Need More Information?

If you require more information on the ADA Complementary Paratransit Service or Dial-A-Ride program, please contact Dutchess County Division of Public Transit at 845-473-8424.