WOTA has joined forces with Hospitality House and Open Door Outreach Center to deliver monthly food to residents in our coverage areas. If you are a client of either organizations and cannot get out, please contact us.
The Western Oakland Transportation Authority (WOTA) is a door-to-door, demand response, paratransit transportation service for resident seniors age 55+ and disabled adults age 18+ of Highland Township, Walled Lake, Waterford and White Lake with 12 lift-equipped vehicles.
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.
Schedule Your Day to Shop!
Due to the high cost of fuel, WOTA is scheduling shopping in groups. When you call for a shopping trip, indicate a morning or afternoon appointment. We will call you the day before with exact time. The new process will enable more riders to ride while keeping our costs in check.
November Elections - Free Rides
WOTA is offering free rides to seniors and disabled adults of Highland, White Lake, Waterford and City of Walled Lake to cast their ballot. Whether you participate via an absentee ballot or you prefer to cast your vote in person on November 8th, WOTA can get you there. Contact us to day to schedule your ride.
If you have questions or comments, please email them to: email@example.com or call 248-887-4979.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WOTA IS CLOSED IN 2022 FOR THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan 17
President's Day, February 21
Good Friday, April 15
Memorial Day, May 30
In-Service/Training Day - June 13
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, Sept 5
Veteran's Day, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving and Friday, Nov. 24-25
Observe Christmas Eve and Day, Dec 23-26
Observe New Year's Eve and Day, Dec 30-Jan 2, 2023
WOTA is closed all Government Holidays.
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.
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.
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 $2.50 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
PLEASE NOTE: WOTA WILL CLOSE OR REDUCE SERVICES TO MEDICAL AND WORK ONLY WHEN NECESSARY FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER OR DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY SAFETY CONDITIONS. PLEASE CHECK THE ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION OR RECORDING FOR UPDATES