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Dutchess County Dial-A-Ride

Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb transportation service open to the general public.

Who is Eligible?

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.

One must be a resident of and have a trip origin in the following communities: Towns of Amenia, Dover, East Fishkill, Fishkill, Hyde Park, North East, Pine Plains, Poughkeepsie, Stanford, Wappinger, or Washington, or the City of Poughkeepsie.

Dial-A-Ride service operates in the City of Poughkeepsie and the towns of Amenia, Dover, East Fishkill, Fishkill, Hyde Park, North East, Pine Plains, Poughkeepsie, Stanford, Wappinger, and Washington according to schedule.


In order to access Dial-A-Ride, an individual must register with LOOP prior to riding. To register, it is required that an individual fill out a registration form and return it to the address below. Dial-A-Ride staff will verify that the information is complete and notify each individual, by mail, as to his/her registration status.

Mail registrations to:
Dutchess County Division of Mass Transit
14 Commerce Street
Poughkeepsie NY 12603

(845) 452-7433

Information provided on the registration form helps establish eligibility for the Dial-A-Ride service and compliance with mandated reporting requirements.

What are the Fares?

Senior Citizen - $1.00 one way
Veteran - $1.00 one way
General Fare - $3.50 one way

When schedule allows, drivers will make additional stops within a municipality, however each additional stop will constitute a new fare.


Passengers must plan activities so that reservations may be made ahead of time.

Passengers must call for reservations at 452-7433 as early as possible when in need of medical transportation. Dispatchers will accept reservations up to 30 days in advance and no later than 3 days (no later than 7 days for Dial-A-Ride North East passengers) before the desired date of service between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. (You must have an approved registration on file before making a reservation.) Call Dial-A-Ride for a registration form or fill out one online, print it, sign it and return the completed form to Dutchess County LOOP Bus System, 14 Commerce Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603.

To cancel a reservation, please call Dial-A-Ride at least 24 hours before the scheduled trip. Late cancellations will require payment for the missed trip.

*NOTE FOR RETURN TRIPS, PLEASE CALL 473-9340 * If no answer, call 473-0171.
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