Dutchess County LOOP
|Beacon on former LOOP 3, now route B.|
|Parent||Dutchess County Division of Mass Transit|
14 Commerce Drive|
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
|Service area||Southern, mostly western part of the county|
|Service type||Local and rural bus service|
27 (fixed route)|
|Chief executive||Kealy Salomon|
|Website||Dutchess County Division of Mass Transit|
The Dutchess County LOOP Bus System is the bus service provided by the Dutchess County Department of Mass Transit in Dutchess County, New York. LOOP provides a variety of bus services throughout Dutchess County ranging from fixed-route services, centered primarily along the Route 9 corridor, commuter shuttles to/from Hudson Line stations, and demand response.
LOOP, and the Department of Mass 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 LOOP 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.
- All routes operate Monday-Saturday unless otherwise noted.
- The one-way fare is $1.75. Transfers are only available to/from City of Poughkeepsie Transit buses for 30 cents.
Poughkeepsie note: Unless otherwise noted, outbound buses originate at 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 Mid-Hudson Civic Center, then operate to the Metro-North station where they terminate.
|Route||Terminals||Major streets traveled||Notes|
|A||Poughkeepsie||Dutchess Mall||Route 9||
Eastern Dutchess Government Center
Dover Elementary School
Chamber of Commerce
|Cannon St (WB only)
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
|G||Beacon Train Station||Main Street||
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
Freedom Plains Road
|Beacon RailLink||Dutchess County Stadium||Route 9D|
|New Hamburg RailLink||Wappinger
Old Hopewell Road and Route 9
Myers Corner Road
All Angels Hill Road
Old Hopewell Road
- City of Poughkeepsie Transit, the primary provider of bus service in the City of Poughkeepsie
- Putnam Transit (PT), the system serving Putnam County
- Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT), a similar system in Ulster County connecting with LOOP in Poughkeepsie
- Dutchess County Department of Mass Transit Homepage
- LOOP Bus Schedules