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Bates County 

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

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

To schedule a trip in Bates County, call 660-827-2611 or 800-276-6287.

Calls must be made at least 24 hours in advance. 

Listed below is the transportation schedule for Bates County.

Service to Kansas City Area:

  • 1st and 4th Wednesday of each month

Service to Nevada:

  • 2nd Wednesday of each month


Service to Clinton:

  • 3rd Wednesday of each month


Service from Rich Hill to Butler:

  • Mondays and Thursdays


Fares (One-Way) for Above Routes:

  • $2.50 for in-town riders

  • $5.00 for county service

The fare charges only apply to Senior Center Buses and Area Wide Buses. 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.

City of Butler Service:

To the Hospital and Clinics in Butler, Rich Hill, and Adrian:

  • Monday-Friday

  • $2.50 one-way

*Drivers no longer accept payment from riders on the bus. Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time you ride the fare will be withdrawn.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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