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Buchanan County 

OATS Transit is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin. 

To schedule a ride in Buchanan County, call 816-279-3131 or 800-831-9219. 

Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Listed below are the transportation options for Buchanan County.

County service outside St. Joseph city limits:

(Open to individuals of any age.)

Local Medicals, Essential Shopping, and Business Errands: 

·     Monday–Friday: 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

​Long Distance Medical to Kansas City:

·     2nd Tuesday each month

 

Service within the City of St. Joseph:

(Open to seniors 65+ and individuals with disabilities.)

​ Local Medicals, Essential Shopping, and Business Errands: 

·     Monday–Friday: 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Long Distance Medical to Kansas City:

·     2nd Tuesday each month

​Fares (One-Way):

·     County service: $3.00 per one-way trip

·     City service: $2.00 per one-way trip

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 Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time you ride the fare will be withdrawn.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