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OATS Transit’s Southwest Region Announces Fare Increase.

OATS Transit’s Southwest Region announced a fare increase effective in February 2023 to help offset the increased operating cost. The fares are necessary to maintain current service levels and will directly impact the company’s operating budget. The new fares will be as follows:


New Fares (one-way)

  • In-town: $2.00
  • In-county: $3.00
  • Adjacent County: $4.00
  • Long-Distance (3 or more counties): $6.00
  • En-route stop: $1.00 each stop

Seniors age 60+ and individuals with disabilities age 18-59 riding under AAA contract do not have a set fare, but are asked to contribute a minimum amount for their rides.


Starting in February Southwest Region drivers will no longer handle cash payments from riders. Instead, riders can add funds to their account in advance, and fares will be withdrawn each time a rider rides. Riders can call 888-975-6287 to add funds to their account, which requires a minimum of $10 each time.


For more information about the Fare Increase, head over to https://www.oatstransit.org/news