OATS Transit is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin.
To schedule a ride in Boone County call the Columbia OATS Transit Office at 573-449-3789 or
800-269-6287. Calls must be made between the hours of 9:30 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday; 24-48 hours in advance.
In – Town: $2.00
Within County: $3.00
Adjacent County: $4.00
Long Distance (Beyond 2 Counties): $3.00 per county
From Ashland, Central Boone, Hallsville: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Monday each month
From Centralia, Harrisburg, Rocheport, Sturgeon: 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month
In-Town City of Columbia
Medical Appointments: Monday-Friday (8:30 am-4:30 pm) Medical appointments must be no later than 2:30 p.m. to ensure transportation for return home.
Grocery Shopping: Monday-Friday (8:30 am-4:30 pm)
Seniors 65+ or 18-64 with a disability.
Calls must be made at least 24 to 48 hours prior to appointment.