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 our service area. Regardless of your mobility, WOTA can take you where you need to go as all of our vehicles are lift-equipped.
WOTA is funded by the Oakland County Transit Millage passed by votes in November, 2022.
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.
Free Rides to Vote!
WOTA is providing free rides to vote. Please call at least 2 days in advance to set up your ride. We will take you to the township to pick up or drop off your absentee ballot, take you for early voting or on election day. Regardless of how you like to vote, WOTA can get you there - and it's FREE! You must be registered to ride with WOTA and this offer is for any election in 2024!
New for 2024!
WOTA has some exciting news! Starting in January of 2024, we will be adding Saturday hours! Now, you can get to work, shopping or lunch on Saturdays.
In June of 2024, we will be adding Sunday hours!
Great things are happening at WOTA!
WOTA is please to announce that we have expanded our hours of operation to 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Riders may take advantage of these hours for any reason.
Expanding to meet your needs!
WOTA is piloting a new program in Highland- transportation for anyone 18 or older. That's right...anyone can ride WOTA. The cost is $4 per stop and appointments must be made 3 days in advance.
Work, medical, shopping, whatever you need - WOTA can get you there! Register today to start riding January 2024.
Hours of Operation
Dispatch Hours: 8:00 am- 4:00 pm to make appointments
Monday to Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WOTA Closures in 2024:
New Year's Day - January 1st
Presidents' Day - February 19th
Memorial Day - May 27th
Independence Day - July 4th
Labor Day - September 2nd
Veteran's Day - November 11th
Thanksgiving Day - November 28th
Christmas Eve Day - December 24th
Christmas Day - December 25th
New Year's Eve - December 31st
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 over 500 square miles with the following boundaries:
NORTH - Northern Border of Highland & White Lake Townships, and Clarkston.
EAST - Pontiac, down to Orchard Lake Rd between 12 & 16 Mile and Hiller Rd to Telegraph between Pontiac Lake and Williams Lake Roads.
WEST - US 23 (Hartland) and Kensington Rd and the west edge of Milford Township.
SOUTH - Grand River Ave to 10 Mile & Haggerty.
Holly Area Residents: Due to the rural nature of your area, WOTA will also take you into Fenton, Grand Blanc and some areas in Flint based on need in addition to the original travel area of WOTA. Please contact our dispatch for additional information.
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 4 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
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