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Vernon County

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 3rd 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


Nevada In-Town:

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.



Vernon County Committee Meetings:

  • 2nd Monday each month.

  • Nevada Senior Center at 10:00 a.m.

  • All meetings are open to the public.


Fares (one-way):

  • $2.50 for in-town riders

  • $5.00 for county service

*The fare charges only apply to Senior Center Buses and Area Wide Buses. Seniors age 60+ and individuals with disabilities age 18-59 riding under the AAA contract do not have a set fare, but are asked to contribute a minimum amount for their rides.

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