OATS Transit is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin.
To schedule a ride in Dallas County, call 417-887-9272 or 800-770-6287.
Listed below is the transportation schedule for Dallas County. Fares are listed at the bottom of the page.
1st and 3rd Thursday each month
To Buffalo (General Public route):
3rd Tuesday of each month
To Buffalo (Open for seniors and individuals with disabilities):
4th Thursday each month
2nd Thursday each month
Fares (one way):
In-town Springfield: $2.00*
In-town rural communities: $2.00*
Adjacent County: $4.00*
Long-Distance (three counties or more): $6.00*
Each additional en-route stop: $1.00*
*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 Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time they ride the fare will be withdrawn.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
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. OATS Transit will provide contact information for riders to contribute directly to the applicable AAA. Space on any scheduled route is limited depending on passenger load, locations, trip purpose, and funding. Priority may be given for scheduled doctor appointments and dialysis.