Truman Area Transportation Service (T.A.T.S.) is a provider of safe, reliable transportation to the citizens of Lamar and Barton County.

In 1994, realizing the need for people to be able to move about in their daily lives, Lamar Community Betterment, the City of Lamar and Barton County Memorial Hospital joined forces to make transportation available to the general public. Providing public transportation benefits the community as a whole, allowing individuals to remain independent in their own homes and supports the local economy in several areas. T.A.T.S. allows access to jobs, education, nutrition and other personal needs. Citizens may also visit friends and take care of social services matters and have medical needs attended to.

Anyone wishing to ride may call the T.A.T.S. line at 417-682-5542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:30 am and 5 pm. The area served by T.A.T.S. is within a 3-mile radius of the City of Lamar. Medical trips for the elderly and disabled who have no other means of transportation are provided county-wide. Twenty-four hours notice is required for these medical trips.

Pricing: $4 per stop / $2 per stop for Seniors or Disabled Individuals

Limit 4 one-way trips per day.

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI Service:

T.A.T.S. operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by any unlawful, discretionary practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the city of Lamar, MO. 

For more information on the City of Lamar's Civil Rights program and the procedures to file a complaint with the City Clerk contact 417-682-5554. You may also contact us by email or by mail. If information is needed in any other language please call 417-682-5554.

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