With community based employment as a Senate Bill 40 focus, there has been an explosion in demand for transit services in the Camdenton area. OATS through a partnership with Camden County Developmental Disability Resource who provided the local funding match and many local stake holders formed Tri-County Transit to meet the demand in July 2017.
According Jack Heusted, Regional Director of the Mid-Missouri Region for OATS, Inc., “Our focus was to extend operating hours to assist individuals with employment transportation. However, the service is also available for other needs such as shopping, medical, nutrition, recreation and other essential as capacity and time slots allow.”
The Tri-County Transit operating hours are Monday thru Friday 2 pm to 8 pm and 9 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. Fares for the Tri-County Transit are $5 round-trip within the city limits, $7 for county service and $9 for adjacent county service. Residents may schedule rides by calling OATS Mid-Missouri Regional Office at (800) 269-6287 or (573) 449-3789.
As a 501(c)3 organization, plans are in the works to seek grant funding to expand the services.