Breaking News
More () »

OATS Transit suspends service in St. Louis and St. Charles counties

The non-profit bus service made the decision in response to the coronavirus pandemic

BRIDGETON, Mo. — OATS Transit has suspended service in St. Louis County and St. Charles County due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The non-profit bus service made the announcement Monday, saying the suspension would continue until further notice.

"OATS Transit is taking extra precautions to deal with the COVID-19 crisis to ensure the safety our riders and staff. It is our hope that we can return to normal service soon," it said in a press release.

The City of Arnold's transportation service through OATS, JeffCo Express, had been scheduled to return to service on March 23. OATS previously announced that the start date would be delayed until April 2020. 

It is unclear whether that start date has been suspended indefinitely as well.

To follow developments, visit the OATS Transit website.

More local stories:

RELATED: South St. Louis 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint

RELATED: St. Louis extends earnings tax filing deadline to July 15, mirroring federal and state extensions

RELATED: Blues asked to isolate after relative of Blues' employee tests positive for COVID-19

RELATED: 'There are groups mobilizing everywhere': Here's how you can help get protective gear to healthcare workers