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Cole County 

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

To schedule a ride in Cole County, call 573-449-3789 or 800-269-6287. 

Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Listed below is the transportation schedule for Cole County.


County Service from Cole County to Jefferson City:

  • Open to individuals of any age.

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month

Service within Jefferson City:

Medical Appointments and Grocery Shopping: 

  • Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Open to seniors 65+ and individuals with disabilities.


Fares (One-Way): 

  • $2.00 per one-way trip*


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 Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time they ride the fare will be withdrawn.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


Service is currently suspended due to driver shortage effective 4/29/2024

InterCity Express Service to Columbia

Intercity Express Routes can connect you with other modes of transportation such as Amtrak, airports and other city bus services

Service along Hwys 54 & 63 to Columbia:

  • Monday - Friday

  • Appointments must be between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Fare: $4.00 round-trip ($2.00 each way)*

Riders are asked to meet the InterCity Express bus at the established pickup points, however, the bus will deviate off the route up to 5 miles to pick up people who cannot get to the pickup points. 

Pickup Points:

Camdenton- Wal Mart parking Lot

Osage Beach- Lake Regional Hospital Parking Lot

Eldon- Temp Stop Truck Stop

Jefferson City- Capital Region Hospital

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