Spring Free Transit Pass -Dutchess County Public Transit

Poughkeepsie City Seniors and
Persons with Disabilities Ride Free on
Dutchess County Public Transit in April and May


EXTENDED thru the end of July, or while supplies last.
Passes may be obtained from the Office of the City Administrator, subject to appropriate ID.

Free Dutchess County Public Transit passes are available for City of Poughkeepsie Seniors presenting proof of age 60 years and older and Persons with Disabilities who have an ADA, Special Transit ID or Medicare card for a period of two months through the use of 31-Day passes (two can be applied for at the same time). The pass can be used to travel anywhere on the Dutchess County Public Transit system and back.

The enhanced transit services will have at least one bus route serve the front door of each major senior and public housing complex, with front door access to shopping, medical centers, pharmacies, social services, education, recreation and quality of life activities.

Hurry, there are only a limited number of passes and they are issued on a first come, first served basis.

The City of Poughkeepsie thanks the N.Y.S. Governor’s Division of the Budget Office and the N.Y.S. Financial Recovery Board for funding the City/County transit consolidation. We also thank the Federal Transit Administration team at Region II, the N.Y.S. Department of Transportation, and the many stakeholders who worked tirelessly to assure a long-term, efficient and sustainable public bus system for our City.

Where to Apply for a Free Transit Pass

Application forms will be available at:

Poughkeepsie City Chamberlain’s Office – First Floor of City Hall
62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Hours: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Bus Routes: A, B, C, D, E, H, J, K, L, M and P serve this facility.

And at –

Dutchess County Public Transit Offices
14 Commerce Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Open Monday through Friday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Bus Route E services this facility.

Public Transit Information Line: (845) 473-8424
Website: dutchessny.gov/PublicTransit

Applications will also be available at the following locations:

St. Simeon
700 Second Mile Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 

134 Cannon Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

457 Maple Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Interfaith Towers
66 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phillip Allen Schwartz Residence
378 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Poughkeepsie Transit Hub
11-13 Market Street,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 

Information Sessions:

Staff from Dutchess County Public Transit will be available at the following locations to answer questions about the program and to offer assistance in applying for the pass:

  • St. Simeon – Tuesday, April 3rd, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Maplewood – Wednesday, April 4th, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Interfaith Towers – Friday, April 6th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Phillip Allen Schwartz Residence– Friday, April 6th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Hurry, there are only a limited number of passes and they are issued on a first come, first served basis.