Student Services

Transportation Services

Dutchess County Public Transit

Marist College, Dutchess Community College and the County Loop Bus System have a bus route which provides Marist and DCC students access to many businesses, restaurants, grocery stores as well as the train station and the Residence Inn on a regular basis. The bus runs daily Monday through Sunday. This is part of Marist’s efforts to provide affordable transportation to students to vital local services (train station, grocery stores, galleria mall, etc) and to contribute to the College’s support of sustainability efforts.

This route, identified as Route H, is available to all students for FREE by showing their Marist ID card. It also allows you to ride for free on any other county bus which you can access at the Poughkeepsie Transportation Hub located across from the Civic Center on Market Street.

The bus can be picked up on Fulton Street (the Starbucks side of the street) directly across from the road access to Beck Place. Drop off is at the same location on the Beck Place side of the street.

Special thanks to the Office of Safety and Security, The County Loop Bus System, members of Student Government for their input and support, and the Student Activities Office.


Zipcars are available to all Marist students 18+, faculty and staff. With our two Zipcars parked in the McCann Recreation Lot, all you have to do is decide where you want to go and when. Zipcars To reserve, you can go on-line, or on your mobile device, 24/7. Low hourly and daily rates include gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day. 

Special thanks to Student Affairs, Student Government Association, Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee, Purchasing, Physical Plant and Safety and Security.

Local Services

Metro North Railroad

Metro-North station runs commuter trains on the Hudson Line to New York City, as well as Amtrak trains, located at 41 Main St. in downtown Poughkeepsie.

Amtrak Railroad

The Poughkeepsie train station is a stop on Amtrak's national service. New York City (to the south) and Albany, NY (to the north) are other major nearby destinations.

Short Line Bus

Service is available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City via Short Line Bus


Here are a few options:

  • Allen's Taxi: 845-485-2411
  • Executive Ride: 845-204-7148