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OATS announces new city bus map & schedule

June 21, 2013

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A new “Get On The Bus” route map and schedule has been released, with an expanded bus route starting July 1, which will include Sunset Village on the far west end of town and Sunrise Mobile Park on the far east side of town.

There will be a Route A and a Route B which will transfer every 30 minutes at State Fair Shopping Center. “This is a big change and an effort to make the bus more accessible and serve the areas most used by our riders,” said The Bus spokesperson Elle Wasson Duggan.

Bus Fares– Rides of all services listed on this schedule are $1.50 cash per person per ride, but kids 12 and under ride for 50¢ cash. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Prepaid Punch Cards. Anyone may purchase prepaid punch cards for $1.25 per ride:

• $5 for 4 rides (save $1)

• $15 for 12 rides (save $3)

• $20 for 16 rides (save $4)

Cards may be purchased from The Bus driver, at the OATS office, or may be obtained through some local agencies.

Hours of Service–

• Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Sunday: Closed

We start and stop both routes at State Fair Shopping Center (Transfer Stop).

We are closed on major holidays and during inclement weather.

Major stops on the map shows the minutes (:xx) after each hour the bus is scheduled to be at the stop during the hours of service above.

The Route A bus stops at each location on the route every 30 minutes.

The Route B bus stops at each location on the route every 60 minutes but stops at the transfer location every 30 minutes.

About OATS:

OATS, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation providing specialized transportation for senior citizens, people with disabilities and the rural general public in 87 Missouri counties.

Contrary to the early years, OATS no longer stands for “Older Adults Transportation Service” the official name is OATS, Inc. OATS is a public transportation system that is available to everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, color, religion, or national origin, and in fact serves a wide diversity of clientele. OATS, Inc. helps people get to work, doctor appointments, essential shopping, and other places people need to go.

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