The City Bus office operates the City of Poughkeepsie Transit System which provides affordable, regularly scheduled mass transportation service for city residents and visitors. Each day, six city buses travel over 650 miles and provide transportation for 1,200 citizens.
Monday – Friday
Main Street, Northside, Southside routes (6:30 AM to 6:10 PM)
Galleria route (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)
Shopper’s Special route (9:30 AM to 5:30 PM)
Special route (6:30 AM to 7:40 AM & 3:00 PM to 3:40 PM)
Main Street, Northside, Southside routes (6:30 AM to 3:10 PM)
Galleria route (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)
As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Dutchess County LOOP operates an ADA Complementary Paratransit Service for qualified individuals residing in Dutchess County and the City of Poughkeepsie.
Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb transportation service open to the general public.
In order to serve the special transportation needs of the public, the service is offered only to those who need it. If an individual can use the regular LOOP bus service, that individual is not eligible for Dial-A-Ride service. To qualify you must be a resident of and have a trip origin in the following communities: Towns of East Fishkill, Fishkill, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, or Wappinger, or the City of Poughkeepsie.
What transportation is available in Dutchess County for someone who does not drive, or can not afford a taxi?
If you are eligible for Medicaid, Medicaid will cover the cost of medical transportation and medical services. Please contact Lance Bixby at 486-3184 for more information.
If you are over 60, a student, a veteran, Medicare card holder, or a person with a disability, you qualify for $0.75 fares on the City of Poughkeepsie Bus Service and on the fixed route (LOOP) service.
If you are over 60 or a veteran, you are eligible for $1.00 on Dial-A-Ride if it is available in your town. The phone number for Dial-A-Ride is 473-0171. Register»
If you are over 60, Friends of Seniors has a volunteer driver program that may be able to help for medical trips. Their phone number is 485-1277 and the website is friendsofseniors.biz»
If the person lives near a pharmacy that offers delivery, s/he may try that, or use a pharmacy that is in a grocery store and combine trips for food and pharmacy to save time and money. Sometimes, doctors can give samples of medicine in the office. S/he should ask while s/he is at the doctor’s office.
If the person belongs to a church or synagogue, s/he should call them to ask if there is a volunteer driver program through the church. It is usually free. Catholic Charities sometimes offers bus passes to those who need them. Their phone number is 1-888-744-7900 and their website is http://www.catholiccharitiesny.org.
There is also Flex service available most days. It is curb to curb and $5 one way for one town, and $6 one way for two towns.