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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. Fares can be found at the bottom of the page. 

To Noel and Southwest City: 

  • Mondays


To Noel: 

  • Tuesdays and Fridays (except 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday)


To Neosho:

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month and 3rd Wednesday


To Jane:

  • Wednesday p.m. - Grocery run


To Anderson Food Pantry:

  • Thursday afternoon

General transportation 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 1-800-770-6287. 


Fares (one way):

  • In-town Springfield: $2.00 

  • In-town rural communities: $2.00

  • In-county: $3.00

  • Adjacent County: $4.00

  • Long-Distance (three counties or more): $6.00

  • Each addtional en route stop: $1.00

Seniors age 60+ and individuals with disabilities age 18-59 riding under AAA contract do not have a set fare, but are asked to contribute a minimum amount for their rides.  OATS Transit will provide contact information for riders to contribute directly to the applicable AAA.  Space on any scheduled route is limited depending on passenger load, locations, trip purpose, and funding. Priority may be given for scheduled doctor appointments and dialysis. 

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