New Growth Transit
Transportation Solutions, Improved Regional Mobility


New Growth Transit, an affiliate of West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, provides a volunteer driver network that offers rides to residents throughout the region. Volunteer drivers are reimbursed per mile. 

Interested in the program? Call 417-283-7991, or email 


In the news:

New Growth Transit is making headlines! A new video (see it here) has just been released by RHI, the Rural Health Information hub (formerly the Rural Assistance Center, RHI is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues). NGT has also been featured in a blog by the National Center for Mobility Management. Read their blog here.

Connecting the State 

Serving 16 Missouri Counties

The New Growth Transit service area includes the nine-county West Central Missouri Community Action Agency region in west central Missouri (Bates, Benton, Cass, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, Morgan, St. Clair, and Vernon).  Barton, Camden, Dallas, Jasper, and Polk counties recently became NGT affiliates, and a related program is operated by Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation in Jefferson and Franklin Counties in east central Missouri. Plans for expansion to other parts of the state are currently under consideration.



Drive for Us!

Help out your neighbors and community — drive for West Central!

 Our volunteer drivers help their neighbors and community! They use their personal vehicle and choose when they want to donate their time. Drivers are reimbursed at the Federally approved rate, $.67/mile.


Click Here to print the application form!

After completing, return to

New Growth Transit, 112 West 4th,

Appleton City, Missouri 64724

or drop by the Transportation Office at

508 North Main, El Dorado Springs, Missouri   64744


Driver FAQ’s

Reimbursed mileage does not affect drivers living on a fixed income (Reimbursement is not taxable income)

All drivers are trained and certified

After receiving certification, drivers are covered by CIMA Volunteer Insurance 

Drivers choose their own schedule – accept only the rides that meet their availability and preferred location



Need A Ride?

New Growth Transit schedules the rides you need!

Medical appointments

Physical therapy


Grocery shopping


Other essential personal business





Rides provided where YOU need to go!

No fixed routes

Schedule appointments locally or in a nearby community (including Springfield, Bolivar, Columbia, Kansas City, Joplin, St. Louis)


Rides are provided/scheduled based on Driver Availability


Driver training includes learning about driver notepads and software.

Call 417-283-7991 today!

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm


Drivers Always Needed!!

Receive $.67/mile reimbursement!

More information in FAQ section below.

NGT team members are looking forward to serving you!

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New Growth Transit LLC

Kelly Ast, Chief Regional Mobility Officer

508 North Main

El Dorado Springs, Missouri   64744 

Call 417-283-7991

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm