Dutchess County Public Transit
Dutchess LOOP Blue-Bird CSFE3000 Transhuttle 420.jpg
#420 arrives in Beacon on former LOOP 3, now route B.
ParentDutchess County Division of Public Transit
FoundedEarly 1970s
Headquarters14 Commerce Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
LocaleDutchess County
Service areaEntire Dutchess County with service focused in the Central, southern and western part of the county
Service typeLocal and rural bus service
Routes16 fixed routes, 6 dial-a-ride services, 4 flex routes and 3 RailLink shuttles
HubsBeacon Intermodal Center, Poughkeepsie Transit Hub
Fleet58 NTD Program filing for Dutchess Transit, 2009</ref>
(2009 figures)
Daily ridership3,500 [1]
Fuel typeDiesel, Diesel-Hybrid
OperatorFirst Transit
Chief executiveJohn C. Andoh, CCTM
WebsiteDutchess County Division of Mass Transit

The Dutchess County Public Transit is the bus service provided by the Dutchess County Division of Public Transit in Dutchess County, New York. Dutchess County Public Transit provides a variety of bus services throughout Dutchess County ranging from fixed-route services, centered primarily along the Route 9 corridor, rail shuttles to/from Hudson Line stations, and demand response/deviated flex services.

LOOP (the previous name), and the Division of Public Transit, was created in the early-1970s as the assumption of a variety of private line runs that had served various parts of the county.


Dutchess County Public Transit provides service along 6 routes in a hub-and-spoke system from Poughkeepsie. In the past, routes ran to the far northeastern reaches of the county (to North East and Pine Plains), but these routes have been removed from the service area because of lack of ridership.

Regular routes

  • All routes operate Monday-Saturday unless otherwise noted. Routes A, B, F, and H are the only ones that operate Sunday.
  • The one-way fare is $1.75. Transfers are only available to/from routes within the City of Poughkeepsie for 30 cents.

Poughkeepsie note: Unless otherwise noted, outbound buses originate at the Poughkeepsie Transit Hub near the Mid-Hudson Civic Center (Main & Market), then operate to the Metro-North/Amtrak station, then to their respective destinations. Westbound buses stop at the Poughkeepsie Transit Hub, then operate to the Metro-North station where they terminate.

Route Terminals Major streets traveled Notes
A Poughkeepsie Fishkill Route 9
  • One midday roundtrip operates express service as follows:
    • Southbound, nonstop Poughkeepsie-Fishkill
    • Northbound, nonstop The Shoppes at South Hills -Poughkeepsie.
  • One evening round trip is extended to the Beacon Post Office.
  • Sunday service effective February 5, 2017
B Poughkeepsie Beacon
Post Office
Route 9
Route 9D
C Poughkeepsie Tivoli
Post Office
Route 9
Route 109
Route 9G
D Poughkeepsie Millbrook
Eastern Dutchess Government Center
Route 44
Route 343
  • 3 roundtrips a day run to Dover Elementary School.
Dover Elementary School
E Poughkeepsie Pawling
Chamber of Commerce or Wingdale
Cousins Cafe
Cannon St (WB only)
Route 55
  • 6 trips per day to/from Pawling. 3 trips per day extended to/from Wingdale (plus one on-demand trip).
  • Additional westbound trips run from Route 55 and Commerce St to Poughkeepsie.
  • Local service in Pawling is available by reservation.
F Poughkeepsie
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
Hopewell Junction
Route 52
  • Weekday service patterns:
    • Beacon Post Office ↔ A&P via Walmart (most service)
    • Beacon ↔ Walmart
    • Poughkeepsie ↔ A&P, express between Poughkeepsie and Walmart, 2 eastbound and 1 westbound trip only.
    • Walmart → Poughkeepsie, nonstop. 1 westbound trip only.
  • Saturday service is 3 round trips between Fishkill and Beacon.
  • All trips that serve Poughkeepsie only serve the Poughkeepsie Transit Hub and not the train station.
  • Sunday service effective February 5, 2017
Post Office
G Beacon Train Station Main Street
  • Serves A counterclockwise Loop
H Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall Route 9
  • Sunday service effective February 5, 2017
I Poughkeepsie The Shoppes at South Hills Route 9
  • New route created February 5, 2017

RailLink shuttles

These routes operate weekday rush hours only, to and from their namesake Metro-North station.

Route name Terminal Streets traveled
Poughkeepsie RailLink Poughkeepsie Town
Route 55 Park-and-Ride Lot at Page Industrial Park
East-West Arterial
Freedom Plains Road
Beacon RailLink Dutchess County Stadium Route 9D
New Hamburg RailLink Wappinger
Old Hopewell Road and Route 9
Route 9D
Myers Corner Road
All Angels Hill Road
Old Hopewell Road

City of Poughkeepsie Routes

These routes were established as part of the expansion of the Dutchess County Public Transit service into the City of Poughkeepsie due to the discontinuance of the Poughkeepsie city bus system.

• Route CJ (Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, Route 9G, Dutchess Community College, Stop & Shop Hyde Park)

• Route CK (Vassar Hospital, Beechwood Avenue, Hudson & Poughkeepsie Plazas)

• Route CL (Main Street, Riverfront, Poughkeepsie Train Station, Adams Fairacre Farms, Stop & Shop, Kmart)

• Route CM (Earline Patrice Park, Dutchess Community College, Fox Hill)

• Route CN (Monday Shopper Special Shuttle)

• Route CO (Friday Shopper Special Shuttle)

• Route CP (Poughkeepsie Outer Loop), Counter Clockwise)

See also


Active roster

  • As of April 2017.
Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
100-103 2010 OBI Orion VII NG
Cummins ISL
104-105 2010 OBI Orion VII NG HEV
Cummins ISB BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • Began assembly on August 2010
  • Unveiled on December 9, 2010.
400-404 2014 ElDorado National Axess BRT 35' Cummins ISL9
405-409 2015 ElDorado National Axess BRT 35' Cummins ISL9
500-509 2016 ElDorado National EZ Rider II BRT 30' Cummins ISB6.7
600-612 2014-2015 IC Bus AC Series
  • 600-607, 612 are 2015 models.
  • 608-611 are 2014 models.
900-905 2010 Ford/Starcraft E-450/Allstar
906-907 2010 Chevrolet/ARBOC Spirit of Mobility Powered by diesel-electric hybrid.

Retired roster

This roster is incomplete.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
108 1983 MCI MC-9 Two motorcoaches.
201-206 1998 Gillig Phantom 35'
207-211 2000 OBI Orion V
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
301-315 2004 Chevrolet/Coach & Equipment C5500/Condor CMD-55 GM 6.6L Duramax V8
401-402, 407 2000 Blue Bird CSFE
  • Ten buses.
  • Rollsign destination signs.
413-414, 419-420 Blue Bird CSFE
  • Unknown amount of buses.
  • Flip-dot destination signs.
748 GMC RTS-01?
  • Ex-?
  • Unknown amount of buses.
800-814 2010 Thomas Saf-T-Liner EF Cummins


  1. ^ NTD Program filing for Dutchess Transit, 2009

External links

  • Dutchess County Division of Mass Transit Homepage