OATS Transit is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin.
To schedule a ride in Polk County, call 417-887-9272 or 800-770-6287.
Listed below is the transportation schedule for Polk County. Fares are located at the bottom of this page.
3rd Thursday each month
Special Contract Service
Monday - Friday
From Halfway, Fair Play, Aldrich, Morrisville, and Pleasant Hope:
From Dunnegan, Humansville, and Huron:
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 additonal 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 Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time they ride the fare will be withdrawn.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 on passenger load, locations, trip purpose, and funding. Priority may be given for scheduled doctor appointments and dialysis.