WOTA continues to work with local food banks Hospitality House, Open Door Outreach Center and Community Sharing to assist residents in our coverage areas. If you need transportation help, please contact your social worker at your food bank for more information.

Western Oakland Transportation Authority (WOTA) is a door-to-door, demand response transportation service for resident seniors age 55+ and disabled adults age 18+ of Highland Township, Walled Lake, Waterford and White Lake. Regardless of your mobility, WOTA can take you where you need to go as all of our vehicles are lift-equipped.

Highland, Walled Lake, Waterford and White Lake residents wishing to schedule a ride can call WOTA at (248) 887-4979. All riders MUST complete WOTA registration forms. Visit the Application To Ride page for information. ALL riders must be registered, including all companions riders.

If your community is not listed here, contact your Township or City office for further information.


Expanded Hours!

WOTA is please to announce that we are expanding our hours of operation to 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. starting June 1st. This is a very exciting news! In our introductory phase, we are offering late hours for employment and medical appointments.  In the future, every rider will be able to take advantage of these hours for any reason.

Expanding to meet your needs!

New Communities

WOTA is proud to announce the addition of services to the residents of City of Orchard Lake, City of Sylvan Lake, Lake Angelus, and Keego Harbor starting June 1st!  Register with us today to start riding!  You may register online or contact our office for a registration packet.

Welcome Aboard!

New Fare Pricing

WOTA is changing our fare structure. The rate will now be $2.00 per stop regardless of your origination or destination. For some this is a reduction in fares, for other communities this may be an increase. This will be an adjustment for everyone. To make it easier for you, if you have a rider card with the previous fares, we will replace your cards with new cards when you ride in February or March at no additional cost.  The new cards are still $20 and will still include a free one way ride – the only difference is the number of rides per card.

As always, you may purchase rider cards through our WOTA office or through our drivers.  WOTA accepts cash or check but we cannot give change.


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

**Starting June 1st:  6:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.**

Saturday    Closed

Sunday      Closed


WOTA Closures or Minimal Staff* in 2023:

Martin Luther King, Jr Day - Jan 16th (Minimally staffed)

Presidents' Day - February 20th (Closed)

Good Friday - April 7th (Minimally staffed)

Memorial Day - May 29th (Closed)

Independence Day - July 4th (Closed)

Labor Day - September 4th (Closed)

Veteran's Day - November 10th (Closed)

Thanksgiving Day - November 23rd Closed

Black Friday - November 24th (Minimally Staffed)

Christmas Day - December 25th Closed

December 26th - Minimally staffed

  • Minimally staff will accommodate only rides for medical and employment.



Please check here for closures or reduced services due to inclement weather, hazardous road and State of Emergency conditions. WOTA Closings can also be found on our Facebook page and by calling the office at (248) 887-4979.

WOTA does not automatically close when the area schools are closed.

Service Area

WOTA New Map

The red outlined areas represent our service communities.

The black perimeter line outlines our driving boundaries.

The service area includes approximately 290 square miles with the following boundaries:

NORTH - Northern Border of Highland & White Lake Townships, and Clarkston.

EAST - Orchard Lake Rd between 12 & 16 Mile and Hiller Rd to Telegraph between Pontiac Lake and Williams Lake Roads and into Pontiac for medical ONLY.

WEST - US 23 (Hartland) and Kensington Rd and the west edge of Milford Township.

SOUTH - Grand River Ave to 10 Mile & Haggerty.


In order to provide everyone quality service WOTA will not go beyond these boundaries.

WOTA is Here to get You There.

Eligibility Requirements

Residents of Highland, Walled Lake, Waterford and White Lake must be 55+ or disabled adult 18+. Registration is required to use WOTA’s service and an application can be found on our Application to Ride tab. You must include proof of residency with your application and if you have a disability a professional verification form will also be required.



WOTA Riders

The cost for the service is a nominal fee of $2.00 for all one-way rides in our service area. Riders must have exact fare, check or pre-purchased punch card.  Punch cards are $20 for 10 one-way tickets plus, you receive 1 FREE ride!

Purchasing Punch Cards

Punch cards may be purchased by calling 248-887-4979, mailing a check to, or visiting the office at 250 W. Livingston Rd., Highland, MI 48357. Drivers also carry cards with them and accept check or exact cash amounts.

How to Reserve Your Spot

Hours for Scheduling a Ride:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You must schedule rides at least 48 business hours in advance.

Voicemail is not available to schedule rides; you MUST speak to a Dispatcher.

When canceling, please call at least 2 hours in advance, or you will be charged $2.00 for a NO-SHOW. You can leave a message before or after hours.

For questions on the application process please call (248) 887-4979.

Work schedules can be sent in by email to: info@RideWOTA.org

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Board Meeting Schedule

Board meetings are monthly and rotate locations.

Check the About WOTA page for schedule updates and minutes.

Public is invited to all Board meetings.


Office Address

WOTA Administrative Offices

250 W Livingston Road

Highland, MI 48357

(248) 887-4979

Admin Contacts

Kim Viener, Director
Amy Grzymkowski, HR/Marketing/FOIA
E-Mail: info@RideWOTA.org
Phone: (248) 887-4979

Ride with Pride

Ride with Pride is the 501(c)3 arm of WOTA.  Your donation to Ride with Pride may be tax deductible, please check with your tax specialist. Ride with Pride is committed to providing transportation to seniors and disabled adults in the communities of Highland, Walled Lake, Waterford and White Lake.

Check donations are accepted at the WOTA Offices or by our bus drivers.  Please make checks out to Ride With Pride.  A tax receipt will be mailed to you.