OATS Transit is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin.
To schedule a trip in Vernon County, call 660-827-2611 or 800-276-6287.
Calls must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Listed below is the transportation schedule for Vernon County.
Service to Joplin:
1st Wednesday each month
Service to Bolivar:
2nd Thursday and 4th Friday each month
Service to El Dorado Springs:
2nd Wednesday each month
Service to Springfield:
3rd Tuesday each month
Service to Nevada:
1st Friday each month
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
$2.50 for in-town riders
$5.00 for county service
*Drivers no longer accept payment from riders on the bus. Riders can add funds to their account before riding and each time they ride the fare will be withdrawn. When calling to add funds to your account a minimum amount of $10.00 is required. You can send a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check to the OATS Transit office if you do not want to pay by credit/debit card.
The fare charges only apply to Senior Center Buses and Area Wide Buses. Seniors aged 60+ and individuals with disabilities riding under the AAA contract do not have a set fare but are asked to contribute a minimum amount for their rides.