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Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie review final bus lease agreement

These seven buses idle since last June, could soon roll again

POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County and the City of Poughkeepsie are reviewing the final lease agreement between the two for the county to take over the city’s six buses.

When approved, the vehicles will be incorporated into the county’s transit system.

Deputy Dutchess Public Works Commissioner David Whalen said details will be worked out once concerns from the Federal Transit Administration are addressed.

“The City of Poughkeepsie has been very diligent in working with the FTA since January and through April 27th and the FTA has communicated with the city regarding their opinions on the potential lease agreement,” Whalen said.

The county has the buses in its possession and has been inspecting them. They are in good condition, Whalen said, and they will be assimilated into the county fleet once the paperwork has been finalized.

 


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