Beth Langley Celebrates 30 Years with OATS Transit
Beth Langley of St. Joseph MO was honored by OATS Transit for 30 years of service with the company this month. OATS Transit is a nonprofit transportation provider that serves much of the state of Missouri. Beth started with the company in April 1993 and worked her way up to head the company’s Northwest MO Region as Regional Director in July 2010. She oversees operations in 18 counties in Northwest Missouri.
Beth has overseen many changes in her 30 years with the company, including building a new transit facility in St. Joseph in 2012, working with city/county governments and social service agencies for local funding support, and increasing overall service in much of her region. The Northwest region has 50 drivers, 8 office staff, and a fleet of 82 vehicles. Her region alone provides 85,000 one-way trips and covers over 1 million miles annually.
When asked about her 30 years at the company, she replied “OATS Transit is a great company to work for. Everyone pulls together to provide a valuable service to rural Missourians. I love being able to make a difference in the lives of others by providing them with the transportation they need to remain independent and live in their own communities.”
OATS Transit provides more than 1 million trips in 87 Missouri counties. As the largest rural transportation provider in the entire United States, the company specializes in service for the rural general public, individuals with disabilities, seniors, and Veterans. Transportation includes trips to work, medical and dialysis appointments, senior centers, essential shopping, business errands, and other contracted services. To see bus schedules for your area, please visit the website at www.oatstransit.org, click on bus schedules, then click on the county you live in. You can find us on your favorite social media site by choosing @oatstransit. OATS Transit also has several driver positions open which can be found on the company website.
OATS Transit Executive Director Dorothy Yeager presents Beth Langley with her 30-year anniversary award.