McDonald County 

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

To schedule a ride in McDonald County, call 417-887-9272 or 800-770-6287.​

Listed below is the transportation schedule for McDonald County.

Service to Noel and Southwest City: 

  • Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays



Service to Noel: 

  • 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Tuesday/Thursday



Service to Neosho:

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month



Service to Jane:

  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday



Service to Joplin:

  • 1st Wednesday of the month


General transportation with medical priority is available from McDonald County origination in Jane to Neosho and Joplin along the I-49 corridor via Express every Wednesday. Trips must be scheduled 48 hours in advance by calling the OATS Transit office at 1-800-77-6287.


Fares (one-way):

  • In-town Springfield: $1.50 

  • In-town Rural Communities: $1

  • In-County: $1.50 

  • Adjacent County: $2.50

  • Long-Distance (three counties or more): $5

*Seniors age 60+ and individuals with disabilities age 18-59 riding under the AAA contract do not have a set fare, but are asked to contribute a minimum amount for their rides.