New Scheduling Procedures for Northeast Missouri Residents
OATS Transit is in the process of rolling out new procedures designed to make scheduling trips and dispatching buses more efficient. For the last 49 years, local residents and drivers have dedicated hundreds of hours answering phones and taking reservations for trips.
Beginning April 6, 2020, anyone needing to schedule a ride in the following counties must call the OATS Transit office to schedule a trip. Individuals in Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Warren counties should call 660-415-0901 or 800-654-6287 to schedule a ride.
Rides must be scheduled in advance, including all en-route stops. You can find the full schedule for your area on our schedules page. You can also call the local office for a complete schedule.
In rural Missouri, OATS Transit serves anyone of any age, and also contracts with a number of agencies and individuals to provide their transportation. Schedules vary in each county depending on available funding sources to cover the service.