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Barton County 

OATS Transit is available to anyone regardless of age, income,

disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin. 

To schedule a ride in Barton County, call 417-887-9272 or 800-770-6287.

Listed below is the transportation schedule for Barton County.

Fares are listed at the bottom of the page. 


To Joplin:

  • 1st Monday and 3rd Thursday each month


To Springfield: 

  • 2nd Monday of each month 


To Nevada: 

  • 4th Thursday of each month


To Lamar:                                                                                                                        

From Mindenmines and Liberal:

  • Every Tuesday 


From Golden City and Jasper:

  • Every Wednesday

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 to 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 Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time they ride the fare will be withdrawn.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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