2017 Transit Coordination Plan


City Utilities is responsible for providing fixed route and paratransit public transit service to the City of Springfield. The other Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) jurisdictions are only served by a number of paratransit services.

Missouri State University also provides transit services to their students through shuttles called the Bear Line Shuttle. These shuttles run every 5 to 8 minutes with a variety of stops on the main MSU campus and downtown Springfield.

City Utilities is the designated recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds. These funds for the MPO area include Section 5307 Urbanized Area Funds, Section 5309 Capital Investment grant and loan, Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities funds and Section 5339 Bus and Bus facility Formula.

The MPO has the responsibility of producing several planning documents as related to federal requirements included in MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century).


Ozarks Transportation Organization Study Area Title VI for City Utilities, May 2009 (pdf)
Ozarks Transportation Organization Transit Development Plan, August 2007 (pdf)
Transit Development Plan,
CH 6 from Journey 2035 (pdf)

Ozarks Transportation Organization
Transit Coordination Plan, April 2012 (pdf)

City Utilities Transit Services
Missouri State University Transportation
Bear Line Shuttle
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)