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OATS Transit receives grant from Boone Electric Community Trust

(Columbia, Missouri, March 14, 2024) – OATS Transit, a Missouri based not-for-profit transportation provider, is pleased to announce it has received a $16,502 grant from the Boone Electric Community Trust. These funds will be used toward the purchase of a new vehicle for Boone County residents.

The Boone Electric Community Trust has been providing supportive grants to local nonprofit organizations and public entities since 1997. Over $4.5 million has been given back to the communities that Boone Electric serves. “Boone Electric Community Trust is proud to partner with OATS Transit in helping provide critical transportation to Boone County Seniors. We are pleased our funds will bring matching federal dollars back into Boone County.” said Craig Stevenson, Trust Chairperson.

OATS Transit has been providing transportation since 1971 in the Boone County area. The company provides rides to those in need of medical appointments, essential shopping, employment, and other community resources to rural residents of any age. “We are grateful for the Boone Electric Community Trust who are dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve. Their commitment to our service enables us to help Boone County residents reach needed community resources” said Gary Anspach, Mid-Missouri Regional Director. These funds are important local match dollars that enable us to purchase new vehicles.

For more information about OATS Transit and to see the bus schedules, please visit and follow us at Mid-Missouri residents can call the OATS Transit office at 573-449-3789 to schedule a ride.

Picture L to R: Boone Electric Trustee’s Amanda Wooden, Kim Stichnote (Vice Chair), Beverly Steelman, Linda Reed Brown, Cassandra Vinson, Kelly Sharp (Secretary), Jill Stedem (OATS Transit Administrative Director) and Gary Anspach (OATS Transit Regional Director).

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