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.

Please be patient with us as we get into the holiday season.  Many are shopping and lines can be long. We will be scheduling carefully so we can accommodate as many people as possible.  We appreciate your flexibility and patience.

It's Michigan Weather

As we have seen our first major snow fall, it's important to remind you of our weather policy.  As you can see to the right, we close based on the road conditions, not based on school closures.

When weather is inclement, we may choose to reduce the number and types of rides to just employment and medical. Your safety and that of our employees is paramount. If we must cancel your appointment we will do our best to get you a ride in the following days.  Thank you for your patience.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday    Closed

Sunday      Closed




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.

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.


Highland, Waterford and White Lake Riders

The cost for the service is a nominal fee of $2.50 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 8 one-way tickets plus, you receive 1 FREE ride!

Walled Lake Riders

City of Walled Lake has a new punch card too!  Walled Lake punch cards include 8 one-way $1 rides and 4 one-way $.50 rides with one FREE one-way ride.  As always, rides within city limits are free, $1 for surrounding communities and $2.50 for all other communities per the City of Walled Lake millage.

Purchasing Punch Cards

Either punch cards may be purchased by calling 248-887-4979, mailing a check to, or visiting the office at 205 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 $2.50 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

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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

205 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.