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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 each month

Service to Nevada:

  • 2nd Wednesday each month


Service to Clinton:

  • 3rd Wednesday 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

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