Marist is dedicated to providing transportation services and opportunities for our students. Browse local options, or view the 2020 Transportation Services schedule.
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.
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.
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
Here are a few options:
- Allen's Taxi: 845-485-2411
- Executive Ride: 845-204-7148
Student Activities will offer the following transportation services, adhering to all COVID-19 protocols and regulations. The safety and health of our students is our top priority.
Thanksgiving Break 2020 Shuttle Ticket Sales
NY – Long Island – Roosevelt Field Mall (Bloomingdales)
NJ – Arlington Plaza (IHOP) – Parsippany, NJ
CT - Farmington Park n’ Ride (CT) – Off of Route 84
MA – Newton (MBTA Riverside Station) – 333 Grove Street | Newton, MA (Exit 22 off I-95)
Departure Time/Location from Marist:
Tuesday, November 24th at 5:30 pm from Donnelly Hall
Shuttle buses must reach 50% of capacity in order to be offered.
Winter Break (December 2020) Airport Service
This is a one-way shuttle from Marist to the airport only.
Departure Time/Location from Marist: all shuttles depart from Donnelly Hall
Saturday, December 12th at 5 am (JFK & LaGuardia)
Students must present an itinerary to purchase.