Douglas County 

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

To schedule a ride in Douglas County call the OATS Transit office at 417-887-9272 or 800-770-6287.


Fares (one-way):

  • In-town Springfield: $1.50 

  • In-town Rural Communities: $1

  • In-County: $1.50

  • Adjacent County: $2.50

  • Long-Distance (3 Counties or more): $5

*Routes funded by Area Agencies on Aging suggest a contribution for senior citizens (60+) and age 18-59 disabled.

To Springfield: 1st Monday each month

To Ozark: 2nd Tuesday each month

To Ava from

Eastern Douglas County: 1st & 5th Wednesday, 1st Friday, 4th Tuesday (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, etc.) & 3rd Wednesday (Feb, Apr, June, etc.)

Western Douglas County: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Fridays each month                      

County Committee Meetings: Meetings are currently suspended due to COVID-19. 4th Tuesday (Jan,Mar,May,Jul,Sep,Nov); 10:30 am at Ava Senior Center. All OATS meetings are open to the public!


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