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.

Electric Vehicle Charging

Two dual port EV charging stations are currently located in South Lot and are open for use by the campus and broader community. Six dual port EV charging stations are located at the Orchard Lane apartments and are only open to the Vassar community. Additional stations will be installed behind Josselyn House and at the Institute for the Liberal Arts in the summer/fall of 2024 and at the new Bartlett Center in the summer/fall of 2025.

The cost for charging is $1.25 per hour for the public and $1.00 per hour for Vassar affiliated drivers. Once vehicles have finished charging, there is a one hour grace period, then the cost is $5.00 per hour until the car is moved. Sign up to be a Vassar affiliated driver at using your Vassar email to receive discounted charging and access to all chargers.

A portion of the chargers’ cost was funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).