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Jefferson County 

OATS Transit is available to anyone regardless of age, income,

disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin. 

To schedule a ride in Jefferson County, call 636-933-9380 or 888-793-9333.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Listed below is the transportation schedule for Jefferson County.

Cross County Blue Route
Monday - Friday    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

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  • Bus Fare for One Ride: $2.00*

  • Deviated Fixed Route for One Way Ride: $4.00*

  • 10 Ride Pass: $20.00*

  • Monthly Unlimited Pass: $40.00*

  • Student Semester Unlimited Pass: $80.00*

    • Student Unlimited Pass Semester must be purchased at the Jefferson College Cashiers Office with a valid student ID card.

    • Students must show a valid student ID with their semester pass when boarding the bus. 

  • Children 5 and under ride free with an adult.

  • Passengers with a disability who require an escort to travel, a fare will not required for the escort.


Please note that drivers may deviate when their schedules permit, as long as they remain close to their route schedule. Deviations are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. 

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.

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 Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time they ride the fare will be withdrawn.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

How to Pay Your Fare:

  • When you board, place your exact cash fare in the farebox. Fareboxes accept any combination of bills and coins (including $1 coins).

  • Please note: bus drivers cannot make change. You must have your fare in exact change.

Using a Pass:

  • Show your pass to the driver and have a seat. 

  • Do not place your pass in the farebox.

Bus Passes can be purchased at the following locations (click on link to open):


Arnold City Hall
2101 Jeffco Blvd.
Arnold, Mo 63010
Phone: 636-296-2100 or 636-282-6600
Office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday - Friday


Hillsboro City Hall
101 Main Street 
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Phone: 636-797-3334 
Office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


Festus Library
400 West Main
Festus, MO 63028
Phone: 636-937-4694

Office hours 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

DeSoto City Hall

17 Boyd Street
De Soto, Missouri  63020
Phone 636-586-3326
Office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Festus City Hall
711 West Main
Festus, MO 63028
Phone: 636-937-4694

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

Jefferson College-Hillsboro Campus (Cashiers Office)

1000 Viking Dr.
Hillsboro, Mo 63050
Monday - Friday

Office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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