Dutchess County Public Transit

Dutchess County Bus Partnership
Dutchess County Bus Partnership

Public transportation is one of the most sustainable ways to see the Hudson Valley, and Vassar offers a number of resources to encourage taking the bus instead of driving or calling a taxi. All Vassar students, faculty, staff, and administrators can ride the Dutchess County Bus for free with their Vassar ID Card, though we ask that students remain on campus throughout the semester in keeping with Vassar Together guidelines.

Electric Vehicle Charging

Two EV Vehicle Charging Stations are currently located outside Josselyn House and are open for use by campus and the community at large, and four are currently available in South Lot.

The majority of the chargers’ cost was funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and more stations will be added as demand grows.


Vassar has participated in the Zipcar program for several years. Due to the College’s current “Island Model,” Zipcars are not available for use on campus. However, members of the Vassar community are still eligible to participate in Zipcar’s affiliate program to receive the same discounted rates anywhere Zipcar is available. Visit Zipcar for discounted membership with complimentary gas and up to 180 miles/day included.