OATS Transit receives grants from Jefferson Foundation
(Festus, Missouri, November 17, 2020) – OATS Transit, a Missouri based not-for-profit transportation provider, announced today that it has received two grants from the Jefferson Foundation totaling $126,000.
These grants will be used toward service in Jefferson County on OATS Transit, JeffCo Express and JC Transit. $100,000 will be used toward the cost to provide service, and $26,000 will be the local match for two new OATS Transit buses serving Jefferson County.
OATS Transit provides transportation for work, medical appointments and essential shopping for individuals of any age in Jefferson County. The primary trip request in the County is for employment, including both community and sheltered workshops. “Thanks to the Jefferson Foundation these two grants allows us to match our federal grants with local funds,” said Dorothy Yeager, Executive Director of OATS Transit. “The funds will stay directly in Jefferson County to help local residents get to places they need to go,” added Yeager.
For more information about OATS Transit please visit their website at www.oatstransit.org and find them at facebook.com/oatstransit. Area residents wanting to find out more information, or schedule rides, should call the local office at 636-933-9380.
Photo: OATS Transit bus.
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