LATS & COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As of May 11, 2020, LATS will resume collecting full fares on all buses. All expired passes and ID’s (Senior, MD, ADA) will be honored until May 30, 2020. Social distancing is still in effect on all LATS vehicles. If you have any questions, please call the LATS office.

The LATS office is back open to our normal business hours.

Please note that the LATS offices will be closed until further notice.

As of 4-3-2019, Due to the hardships that all Lawtonians are currently facing, The Lawton Area Transit System will be offering free rides starting Saturday, April 4th 2020. This policy will be in effect until further notice. This includes fixed route, paratransit and the Fort Sill shuttle. We ask that all riders still show their Medical Senior, ADA or Student IDs.

Social distancing is still in effect on all buses. Please adhere to the seating policies on the buses. LATS understands that social distancing is difficult, but please have a purpose for your trip, don't joy-ride.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.

As of 3-19-20, LATS will be reducing the fixed route bus schedule. We will operate only the counterclockwise buses which means there will be only 1 bus on each route. The reason for this change is to comply with the City’s social distancing proclamation that went into effect on 3-16-20. This change will also assist on para transit and the Ft. Sill shuttle services by allowing additional buses and drivers to provide these services. The change will also prepare LATS in case of further health fallout from the COVID-19 virus. These changes will still allow LATS to provide transit needs for the Lawton/Ft. Sill community with no change in operating hours. Please see below a listing of all changes:

  • 1 bus per route - counterclockwise
  • 6 routes will run (Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow East, and Yellow West)
  • Monday – Friday (6:00AM – 7:00PM)
  • Saturday (9:00AM – 6:00PM) – No change to Saturday service at the moment

Because of the social distancing requirement, the maximum number of passengers per bus is eight. There will be two additional buses and drivers available during peak hours to ensure no passenger will be denied transportation because of the social distancing requirement. Peak hours are from 8:00AM – 3:00PM.

Para transit and the Ft. Sill shuttle vehicles will only carry 2-3 people.

LATS will book future para transit appointments for medical, work and grocery stores only. Capacity constraints will determine any other bookings.
For further questions please contact the LATS office at 580-248-5252.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautionary Measures

Hello Lawton,
LATS would like to ensure the public that we are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and have taken the necessary precautions to ensure that our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. However, there are steps the public can take to help, please read the flyer below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (580)-248-5252.

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Welcome to LATS!

Clean, Safe, Affordable Transportation in Lawton, OK

LATS is the public transportation system serving the City of Lawton, Oklahoma. LATS has been serving the residents of Lawton for over eighteen (18) years providing fixed route and paratransit service during those years. LATS is governed by the Trust, a body composed of the elected council members for Lawton. LATS is currently managed by HTG - Lawton Management LLC.

LATS operates a fixed route bus system six (6) days a week, being closed on Sundays and major holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). LATS operates from 6:00am to 7:00 pm on Monday - Friday and from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday. LATS operates 9 routes. The buses move in clock-wise and counter clock-wise direction along with the routes with a fifteen minute separation between the directions of movement. LATS also operates a shuttle service to Fort Sill Artillery Base.

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Do you desire a career with great benefits, surrounded by good people? At LATS, we are always looking for qualified transit bus operators to join our team. Check out our employment page to view position details and get your application. We look forward to working with you!