Dutchess County LOOP

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Dutchess County LOOP
Dutchess LOOP Blue-Bird CSFE3000 Transhuttle 420.jpg
#420 arrives in Beacon on former LOOP 3, now route B.
Parent Dutchess County Division of Mass Transit
Headquarters 14 Commerce Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Locale Dutchess County
Service area Southern, mostly western part of the county
Service type Local and rural bus service
Routes 9
Fleet 27 (fixed route)
20 (paratransit)[1]
(2009 figures)
Daily ridership 2,104 (weekday)
1,042 (Saturday)[1]
Operator First Transit
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.

Routes[edit]

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.

Regular routes[edit]

  • 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
  • One midday roundtrip operates express service as follows:
    • Southbound, nonstop Poughkeepsie-Dutchess Mall
    • Northbound, nonstop South Hills Mall-Poughkeepsie.
  • One evening roundtrip is extended to the Beacon Post Office.
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
Dover Elementary School
E Poughkeepsie Pawling
Chamber of Commerce
Cannon St (WB only)
Route 55
  • All 6 eastbound trips operate to Pawling, but there are only 3 westbound trips from Pawling.
  • 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
A&P
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 roundtrips between Fishkill and Beacon.
  • All trips that serve Pougkeepsie only serve the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and not the train station.
Beacon
Post Office
Fishkill
WalMart
G Beacon Train Station Main Street
  • Serves A counterclockwise Loop

RailLink shuttles[edit]

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

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