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 the OATS Transit office at 417-887-9272 or


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 Noel & Southwest City: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

To Noel: 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays & Thursdays

To Neosho: 2nd Tuesday of the month

To Jane: 2nd – 5th Wednesdays (pm)

To Joplin: 1st Wednesday


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 office at 1-800-77-6287.