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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 417-887-9272 or 1-800-770-6287.

Listed below is the transportation schedule for Barry County. Fares are at the bottom of the page. 

To Springfield:

  • 1st Monday each month

To Joplin: 

  • 2nd & 4th Monday each month


To Rogers: 

  • 3rd Monday each month


To Neosho: 

  • 3rd Wednesday each month

To Mt. Vernon:

  • 4th Wednesday each month

To Monett from:

Cassville, Purdy, and Rural Monett:

  • 3rd and 4th Tuesday each month 

Barry County:

  • 1st Friday each month

Shell Knob, Golden, and Southeast Barry County: 

  • 1st Tuesday each month


To Cassville from:                            

Monett, Purdy, and Rural Cassville:

  • 2nd Tuesday each month


Seligman, Washburn, and Exeter:

  • 1st, 2nd, 4th Thursday each month


Barry County Senior Box:

  • 3rd Friday of the month (after the 1st Monday)                                                               


Cassville Area:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday  (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

  • 4th Tuesday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)


Shell Knob Area:

  •  Tuesdays and Thursdays (4th Thursday to Cassville).                                     

Barry County Employment Transportation: 

  • Monday-Friday   


Monett Area:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday  (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)


Long distance transportation is also available from Barry County to Springfield, including Springfield-Branson Regional Airport, Greyhound Bus and City Utilities Bus Depots, via the Intercity Express on every Wednesday each month. Trips must be scheduled 48 hours in advance by calling the OATS Transit Office at 1-800-770-6287.

Fares (one way):

  • In-town Springfield: $2.00* 

  • In-town rural communities: $2.00*

  • In-county: $3.00*

  • Adjacent County: $4.00*

  • Long-Distance (three counties or more): $6.00*

  • Each additional en route stop: $1.00*


Seniors aged 60+ and individuals with disabilities riding under the AAA contract do not have a set fare but are asked to contribute a minimum amount for their rides. OATS Transit will provide contact information for riders to contribute directly to the applicable AAA.  Space on any scheduled route is limited depending on passenger load, locations, trip purpose, and funding. Priority may be given for scheduled doctor appointments and dialysis. 

*Drivers no longer accept payment from riders on the bus. Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time they ride the fare will be withdrawn.  When calling to add funds to your account a minimum amount of $10.00 is required. You can send a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check to the OATS Transit office if you do not want to pay by credit/debit card

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