Student Services

Transportation Services

While Marist is not in the transportation industry, we do attempt to help make planning easier for students where we can. Toward this end, we can offer the following services and resources. Many of which are on a first-come, first-served, as-needed basis.

Dutchess County Public Transit

The County Loop Bus System offers a number of bus routes that provide access to many businesses, restaurants, grocery stores, as well as the train station. The bus runs daily Monday through Sunday. 

Zipcars 

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

Taxis

Here are a few options:

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

2021-2022 Transportation Services

Shuttles are subject to change based on interest/need.
Shuttle buses must reach 50% of capacity in order to be offered.

Thanksgiving Break 2021 Bus Shuttle Ticket Sales

Shuttle Destinations:

Long Island – Roosevelt Field Mall (Bloomingdales)
New Jersey – 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 23rd at 5:30 pm from Donnelly Hall

Return Trip Details: Buses return to Marist on Sunday, November 28th

Newton, MA (MBTA Riverside Station) – bus departs at 2 pm
Farmington, CT (Park n’ Ride) – bus departs at 2 pm
Long Island, NY (Roosevelt Field Mall – Bloomingdales) – bus departs at 2 pm
Parsippany, NJ (Arlington Plaza Park n’ Ride) – bus departs at 2 pm

Ticket Prices:

$25/One-Way
$40/Round Trip
Tickets on sale: Monday, October 11, 2021 at 1pm at the Student Activities Office.

Thanksgiving Break Airport Service

This is a one-way shuttle from Marist to the airport only.

Destinations:

JFK/LGA Airports

Departure Time/Location from Marist: all shuttles depart from Donnelly Hall

Wednesday, November 24th at 5:00 am from Donnelly Hall

Ticket Price:

$40

Students must present itinerary to purchase.
Tickets on sale: Monday, October 11, 2021 at 1pm at the Student Activities Office.

Winter Break Airport Service

This is a one-way shuttle from Marist to the airport only.

Destinations:

JFK/LGA Airports

Departure Time/Location from Marist: all shuttles depart from Donnelly Hall

Thursday, December 16th at 5 am (JFK & LaGuardia)
Saturday, December 18th at 5 am (JFK & LaGuardia)

Ticket Price:

$40

Students must present itinerary to purchase.
Tickets on sale: Monday, October 11, 2021 at 1pm at the Student Activities Office.

Spring Break 2022 Bus Shuttle Ticket Sales

Shuttle Destinations:

Long Island – Roosevelt Field Mall (Bloomingdales)
New Jersey – 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:

Friday, March 11th at 5:30 pm from Donnelly Hall

Return Trip Details: Buses return to Marist on Sunday, March 20th

Newton, MA (MBTA Riverside Station) – bus departs at 2 pm
Farmington, CT (Park n’ Ride) – bus departs at 2 pm
Long Island, NY (Roosevelt Field Mall – Bloomingdales) – bus departs at 2 pm
Parsippany, NJ (Arlington Plaza Park n’ Ride) – bus departs at 2 pm

Ticket Prices:

$25/One-Way
$40/Round Trip

Tickets on sale: Monday, February 7, 2022 at 1pm at Student Activities.

Easter Break 2022 Bus Shuttle Ticket Sales

Shuttle Destinations:

Long Island – Roosevelt Field Mall (Bloomingdales)
New Jersey – 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:

Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm from Donnelly Hall

Return Trip Details: Buses return to Marist on Monday, April 18, 2022

Newton, MA (MBTA Riverside Station) – bus departs at 10 am
Farmington, CT (Park n’ Ride) – bus departs at 10 am
Long Island, NY (Roosevelt Field Mall – Bloomingdales) – bus departs at 10 am
Parsippany, NJ (Arlington Plaza Park n’ Ride) – bus departs at 10 am

Ticket Prices:

$25/One-Way
$40/Round Trip

Tickets on sale: Monday, February 7, 2022 at 1pm at Student Activities.

End of Year (May 2022) Airport Service

Destinations:

JFK/LGA Airports

Departure Time/Location from Marist: all shuttles depart from Donnelly Hall

Thursday, May 12th at 5 am (JFK & LaGuardia)
Saturday, May 14th at 5 am (JFK & LaGuardia)

Ticket Price:

$40

Students must present itinerary to purchase.
Tickets on sale: Monday, February 7, 2022 at 1pm at Student Activities.