Barry County 

OATS Transit is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin. 

To schedule a ride in Barry County call the OATS Transit office at 417-887-9272 or 1-800-770-6287.


To Springfield: 1st Monday each month

To Joplin: 2nd & 4th Mondays each month

To Rogers: 3rd Monday each month

To Neosho: 3rd Wednesdays each month

To Mt. Vernon: 4th Wednesday each month


To Monett from

  • Cassville, Purdy, Rural Monett: 1st, 3rd, 4th Tuesday each month 

  • Barry County: 1st Friday each month       


To Cassville from                            

  • Monett, Purdy, Rural Cassville: 2nd Tuesday each month

  • Seligman, Washburn, Exeter: 1st, 2nd, 4th Thursday each month

  • Barry County Senior Box: 3rd Friday of the month (after the 1st Monday)  


Cassville Area: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri                                                

Barry County Employment Transportation: Monday-Friday                                  

Monett in-town: Monday-Friday


Long distance medical transportation is also available from Barry County to Springfield via the Intercity Express on every Wednesday each month. Trips must be scheduled 48 hours in advance by calling the OATS Office at 1-800-770-6287.

Fares (one-way):

  • In-town Springfield: $1.50 

  • In-town Rural Communities: $1.00

  • In-County: $1.50 

  • Adjacent County: $2.50

  • Long-Distance (3 Counties or more): $5.00

*Routes funded by Area Agencies on Aging suggest a contribution for senior citizens (60+) and age 18-59 disabled.

County Committee Meeting: Meetings are currently suspended due to COVID-19. 2nd Wednesday every other month (Jan, March, May, July, etc.); 10:00 am at Happy House in Monett. All OATS meetings are open to the public!