About WOTA

WOTA stands for Western Oakland Transportation Authority.  The purpose of WOTA is to secure rides to necessary, as well as enjoyable, destinations for our residents.

2023 Board Meeting Dates

All Board Meetings will be held at the WOTA Offices located at 250 W Livingston Road, Highland, Michigan on the third Tuesday of the month.

Jan 17  

Feb 2 - Special Meeting

Feb 21  

Mar 21

April 18

May 16

June - No Meeting

June 28 - Special Board Meeting

July 18 - Pre Budget Meeting

August 15

September 19 - Budget Meeting #1

October 17 - Budget Meeting #2

November 21

December 19

The public is welcome.

All meetings start at 9:00 a.m. unless noted.

Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving a 72-hour advance notice. Contact WOTA at 248-887-4979 for special services.


Employment Opportunities

We are awaiting more vehicles.  When they become available, we will be able to accept applications. Please check back later in October when we expect to start hiring again.


Board Meetings


The Board

Rick Hamill, Highland Township

Rik Kowall, White Lake Township

Gary Wall, Waterford Township

Hana Jaquays, City of Walled Lake

Kathy Plafchan, Disabled Advisor

Erin AnsdellSenior Advisor





LAC Meeting Dates

WOTA's Local Advisory Council was created to provide a voice for our seniors and disabled adults and to improve WOTA's service.  The group will meet annually unless issues arise.  The LAC follows the Open Meetings Act and is available to the public.  Please contact hr.marketing@ridewota.org for Zoom information. Minutes and Agendas can be found below.