Newton County 

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

To schedule a ride in Newton 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 Anderson/Jane: 3rd Monday Every Other Month (Jan-Nov)

To Webb City: 3rd Monday Every Other Month (Apr-Dec)

To Neosho: Every Tuesday

To Joplin: Every Thursday                                                  

In town Neosho: Monday-Friday (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)                                                                                   

Newton and Jasper Counties Employment Transportation: Monday-Friday 


Long distance medical transportation is also available from Newton County to Springfield via the Weekly Express every Wednesday. Trips must be scheduled 48 hours in advance by calling the OATS Office at 1-800-770-6287.

Checkout the Southwest Intercity Express

County Committee Meeting: Meetings are currently suspended due to COVID-19. 2nd Tuesday (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov); 12:30 pm at Neosho Senior Center. All OATS meetings are open to the public.