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The West 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 with 12 lift-equipped vehicles. It's operated in partnership with SMART through the Community Transit program.

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/escorts.

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

Announcements

COVID-19

With the COVID-19 situation, we are working to protect our riders and our drivers.  Please review the new guidelines we have in place to keep us all healthy.  An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure.  Thank you for allowing us to serve you.  Let’s stay safe and healthy together!

As a result of COVID-19 all board meetings are temporarily suspended until we can reconvene as a group. Board members have been receiving bi-weekly updates of finances, staff status and ridership. If anyone has any questions or comments, please email them to: info@ridewota.org or call 248-717-2230.

WOTA is Hiring!

See our About WOTA page for more information and a downloadable application form.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday    Closed

Sunday      Closed

 

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 JAN 2020

The shaded 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 adult disabled 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.

Cost

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 tickets. Tickets are available for $2.50 each or Buy 10 Get 1 Free Packs for $25 and can 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 ticket packets with them and can 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.

When canceling, please call at least 4 hours in advance, or you will be charged $2.50 for a NO-SHOW. You can leave a message before or after hours.

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

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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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

Board Meeting Schedule

January-March 2020 meetings will be held:

2nd and 4th Wednesdays @9:00 a.m.

April-December meetings have been temporarily suspended DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.

Check the About WOTA page for more updates and the scheduling of Special Meetings.

Public is invited.

 

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 donations to Ride with Pride are tax deductible.  Ride with Pride is committed to providing transportation to seniors and disabled adults in the communities of Highland, Walled Lake, Waterford and White Lake.