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.

Announcements

ALL CHANGES LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE DO NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL JANUARY 2, 2020. This includes fare changes and the service areas being picked up from and taken to.

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

We are WOTA. Services for Highland, Walled Lake and White Lake have begun under the newly developed WOTA. Beginning Jan. 2, 2020 WOTA will also serve Waterford residents.

Highland, Walled Lake, Waterford and White Lake residents wishing to schedule for a ride after Jan. 1, 2020 need to call WOTA at (248) 887-4979. All riders will need to complete new 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.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday    Closed

Sunday      Closed

 

WOTA is closed all Government Holidays: 2019 includes Thanksgiving and the Friday after; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; and New Year's Eve and New Years Day 2020.

Please check here for closures or reduced services due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions. WOTA Closings can also be found on our FaceBook page and by calling the office number 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.

WOTA is Here to get You There.

Eligibility Requirements

Registration is required to use WOTA’s service and an application can be found on our Application to Ride tab. Please include proof of residency with your application. If you are disabled, a professional verification form will also be required.

Cost

Beginning Jan. 2, 2020 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.

How to Reserve Your Spot

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

You must schedule rides 48 hours in advance.

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

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 CONDITIONS. PLEASE CHECK THE ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION OR RECORDING FOR UPDATES

Board Meeting Schedule

January- March 2020 meetings will be held:

2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m.

Public is invited.

Please note: the time for meeting on January 8 has been changed to 9:00 a.m.

Admin Contacts

Kim Viener, Director
Laura Strong, Assistant & Dispatch
E-Mail: info@RideWOTA.org
Phone: (248) 887-4979