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.

Board Meeting Dates

Jan 20 - WOTA Office in Highland

Feb 17 - White Lake Twp Offices

March 17 - Waterford Twp Offices

May 19 - WOTA Office in Highland

June 9th - Special Board Meeting WOTA Offices

July 21 (Budget) - White Lake Twp Offices

Aug 17 Special Board Meeting WOTA Offices, Highland

Sept 15 - Waterford Twp Offices

Nov 17 - White Lake Twp Offices

Dec 15 - White Lake Twp Offices


The public is invited.

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

WOTA is looking for some great drivers.  Applications are being accepted for positions available in August.  Click on the application button below, download the form and after completed, email it to hr.marketing@ridewota.org or you may mail it to our address.

Drivers:  Full and Part-time.

Requirements for Drivers:

  1. Must have or be able to obtain a chauffeur's license.
  2. Must have an excellent driving record.
  3. Must be able to work with the public.
  4. Must manage your time wisely and be familiar with the areas we serve.
  5. Lift 40+ pounds and be able to help riders on and off the bus and lock down wheelchairs and scooters.
  6. Utilize technology as we use smart phone walkie-talkies and tablets with GPS.
  7. Pass a drug test and background check.

Hours are from 7am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday.  We have part-time and full-time positions available.  Training is provided. Starting pay $14/hr. with a potential raise after 90 days, benefits available for full-time employees include health insurance and paid time off.   Starting after August 1st.

If you have questions, please contact Amy Grzymkowski at (248) 887-4979 for more information.


The Board

Rick Hamill, Highland Township

Rik Kowall, White Lake Township

Gary Wall, Waterford Township

Kathy Plafchan, Disabled Advisor

Hana Jaquays , City of Walled Lake

Anne McCarterSenior Advisor

Art Frasca, Financial Advisor






January 20th

February 17th

March  17th

May 19th

June  (Special Meeting) 9th

July 21st

Aug 17th, Special Meeting

Sept (Budget) - 15th

Nov 17th

Dec 15th


January 20th

February 17th

March  17th, Special Meeting 31st

May 19th

June 9th - Special Meeting

July 21st

Aug 17th, Special Meeting

Sept (Budget) - 15th

Sept 30th, Special Meeting

Nov 17th

Dec 15th