City of Poughkeepsie Transit
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Gillig Phanton #282 returns from the Northside line in downtown Poughkeepsie.
|Parent||City of Poughkeepsie|
|Headquarters||26 Howard Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
|Service type||Local and rural bus service|
|Daily ridership||1,522 (weekday)
|Chief executive||James Marquette|
|Website||City of Poughkeepsie Transit|
City of Poughkeepsie Transit is the municipal bus system serving the City of Poughkeepsie, New York as well as parts of the Town of Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park. The system operates five different regular routes and a service which serves students at Poughkeepsie Middle School and Poughkeepsie High School. All buses run mostly as unidirectional loops and meet at the corner of Main and Market streets adjacent to the west end of the former Main Mall. Buses run hourly middays, every 30–45 minutes in peak periods.
Service outside these areas is provided by the Dutchess County LOOP system, a division of the Dutchess County Division of Mass Transit.
The five main routes are:
- Main Street: Serves businesses on Main Street, the commercial strip off of Route 44 in Arlington, Vassar College, and the western end of the city including the train station which serves Metro-North and Amtrak.
- Southside: Serves residential areas in the southern part of Poughkeepsie as well as the northern commercial strip on Route 9.
- Northside: Serves residential areas in the northern part of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Community College, St. Francis Hospital, and the southern part of Hyde Park to that town's Stop & Shop supermarket. Prior to 2004, was two separate routes (Northside and Hospital), the merger of which was met with much objection.
- Galleria: A combination of the Southside and LOOP A routes, serves residential areas in Poughkeepsie before continuing on Route 9 to serve Poughkeepsie Galleria and South Hills Mall.
- Shopper's Special: A weekday-only variant of the Main Street route that serves the commercial strip in Arlington, but via residential areas rather than the commercial Main Street.