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 417-887-9272 or 800-770-6287.
Listed below is the transportation schedule for Newton County. Fares are located at the bottom of the page.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Newton and Jasper Counties Employment Transportation:
Long distance transportation is also available from Newton County to Springfield, including Springfield-Branson Regional Airport, Greyhound Bus, and City Utilities Bus Depots, via the Weekly Express every Wednesday. Trips must be scheduled 48 hours in advance by calling the OATS Transit office at 1-800-770-6287.
Checkout the Southwest Intercity Express (click here).
Fares (one way):
In-town Springfield: $2.00
In-town rural communities: $2.00
Adjacent County: $4.00
Long-Distance (three counties or more): $6.00
Each additional en route stop: $1.00
*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 Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time they ride the fare will be withdrawn.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.
Seniors age 60+ and individuals with disabilities 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.