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Poughkeepsie Transit Integration Project

The purpose of the Poughkeepsie Transit Integration Project (PTIP) is to enhance the quality and coverage of bus service for Poughkeepsie residents.

Transit Integration Project FAQ Cost/Benefit Review (.pdf) Dutchess County Transportation Council Public Information Meetings

In 2013, the City of Poughkeepsie engaged a private consultant to examine the costs savings and greater efficiency achievable by integration. As a result, the City and County found the opportunity to provide routes which will only enable expanded service coverage, improved and increased frequencies in service spans during evenings and Sundays, and greater reliability of scheduled bus runs for City of Poughkeepsie residents.

Between the City of Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County, operating two public transit systems proves inefficient and costly for taxpayers. Inefficiencies such as the redundancies in routes and a lack of capacity to manage the transit system make the City of Poughkeepsie incapable of providing effective service.  County service can provide a higher level of service at a lower cost to residents. Therefore, the PTIP aims to attain transit services for City of Poughkeepsie residents in greater amounts and with greater efficiency, all at a lower cost to taxpayers by integrating their system with Dutchess County Transit.


Dutchess County Public Transit to Host Info Meetings
About New City of Poughkeepsie Bus Routes

As part of the County’s continuing efforts to enhance public transit service options for residents and visitors, Dutchess County Public Transit will host several public outreach meetings next week to provide an overview of the four new County bus routes expected to launch July 1st in the City of Poughkeepsie. The four new routes will offer improved service to City residents with extended daily operating hours and greater connections to other County bus routes.

The new routes are:

  • 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 (City School Tripper and Main Street, Riverfront, Poughkeepsie Train Station, Adams Fairacre Farms, Stop & Shop, Kmart)
  • Route CM (Earline Patrice Park, Dutchess Community College, Fox Hill)

Attendees at the information meetings will have the opportunity to learn about the new routes, view route maps and participate in a question and answer session. The first four meetings will each focus on a specific route and will conclude with a bus ride on the new route. The final Saturday, May 13th meeting will be a general overview of all of the routes, but will not have rides along the new routes.

Public Information Meetings

The scheduled public information meetings are:

  • Tuesday, May 9th at 9:30 a.m. at the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Training Room, 230 North Road, Poughkeepsie to discuss Route CJ.
  • Tuesday, May 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Simeon Apartments Community Room, 700 Second Mile Drive, Poughkeepsie to discuss Route CK.
  • Wednesday, May 10th at 10:00 a.m. at the City of Poughkeepsie Public Safety Building Community Room, 505 Main Street, Poughkeepsie to discuss Route CL.
  • Wednesday, May 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the Family Partnership Center Auditorium, 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie to discuss Route CM.
  • Saturday, May 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the Family Partnership Center Auditorium, 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie to discuss Routes CJ, CK, CL and CM.

Dutchess County Public Transit will provide free courtesy shuttle transportation to and from the meetings for those living and working within the City of Poughkeepsie. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call (845) 473-8424.

To learn more about the new routes, go to: www.dutchessny.gov/publictransit