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Kirk-Tran fares to increase on September 1, 2022

(Kirksville, MO August 25, 2022) – Kirk-Tran officials in Kirksville MO have issued a notice to increase fares on the Kirk-Tran buses effective September 1, 2022. The system is operated by OATS Transit, and administered by the Kirk-Tran board of directors. According to their board, the increase is due to inflationary cost over the last year that have affected their budget.

Kirk-Tran transportation is made possible by partial funding from the City of Kirksville and other funding sources. Fares will be increasing by $1. Starting September 1st, the new fare will be $3.00 each time a passenger boards the bus from inside the city limits, or $4 outside the city limits but within a 15-mile radius of downtown. Anyone wishing to make a public comment on the fare increase may send those to Kirk-Tran Board President, Ruby Watson at

The Kirk-Tran deviated route runs Monday thru Thursday 7am to 6pm; Friday 7am to 9pm, and Saturday 9am to 9pm. You can find a list of all 20 stops along the route online at Kirk-Tran demand-response service is available Monday – Friday 6am to 6pm.

Kirk-Tran is operated by OATS Transit, which is a non-profit transportation provider serving rural residents of any age, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities in Missouri. Follow OATS Transit at Residents of Northeast Missouri can call the OATS Transit office at 800-654-6287 about OATS Transit’s other service, including the Intercity Express that runs weekdays from Kirksville to Columbia.



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