New Growth Transit
Transportation Solutions, Improved Regional Mobility

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.

Call 417-283-7991 today!

                     What is New Growth Transit?

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 660-476-2185, ext. 3162


Connecting the State 

Serving 12 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).  Dallas County recently became a NGT affiliate, 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, $.655/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 in the program
  • 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
  • Pharmacy
  • Grocery shopping
  • Banking
        • 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
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New Growth Transit LLC

508 North Main

El Dorado Springs, Missouri   64744 

Call 417-283-7991, or 660-476-2185, ext. 3162

Kelly Ast, Chief Regional Mobility Officer

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West Central Missouri Community Action Agency

112 West 4th Street

Appleton City, MO  64724

Phone: 660-476-2185    Email: