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Macon County 

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

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

To schedule a ride in Macon County, call 660-415-0901 or 800-654-6287.

Reservations are taken from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (next-day service must be requested by 1:00 pm). 

Reservations for a medical appointment may be requested up to one month in advance;

for all other purposes, it is two weeks in advance.


Macon Chamber of Commerce Service for Residents of Macon:

Service within the city of Macon

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

  • Fare is $2.00 per stop

  • Call the Chamber Office to make a reservation 660-385-2811

OATS Transit Service

Service to Kirksville: 

  • 1st & 3rd Thursday

Service to/in Macon: 

  • 2nd & 3rd Tuesday

Service to Moberly: 

  • 2nd Wednesday

Fares (One-Way) for Above Routes:

  • $2.00 for in-town riders*

  • $3.00 for county service*

  • $4.00 going to an adjacent county

  • $10.00 round trip (or $5 one-way) for long-distance travel*

  • $1.00 fee for each en-route stop*


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.


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 Hwy 63 to Columbia:

  • Monday - Friday

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

Service along Hwys 36 & 63 to Columbia: 

  • 1st Wednesday

  • 3rd Monday

Fare: $10.00 round-trip*


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:

Atlanta - Junction M & 63 Midway Gas & Grill

La Plata - Dollar General on N. Brown Street

Macon - Junction 63 & 36 @ Hardee’s Parking Lot

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 Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time they ride the fare will be withdrawn.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

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