Students To Again Ride Public Transit For Free in Poughkeepsie
Poughkeepsie City School District middle and high school students will once again be able to use Dutchess County Public Transit buses at no charge to students for the 2019/2020 school year.
The successful partnership between Dutchess County Public Transit and the school district, enabling students to ride DCPT buses, began last year for the 2018/19 school year to encourage timely arrival and attendance for students.
DCPT’s routes M and P, which serve the high school and middle school, were modified to align with each school’s bell schedule.
Students can also utilize DCPT buses to get to after-school activities including clubs and sports events or employment at no cost for any ride that originates in the City of Poughkeepsie.
According to the National Education Association, there is a tremendous benefit to students taking part in extracurricular activities including improved school attendance, academic success, aspirations for continuing education past high school and a sense of community.
For more information about Dutchess County Public Transit, including routes M and P, visit Dutchess County's website.