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

October 26 - Special Board Meeting 

November 21 - Held at Highland Twp

December 19 - Held at Highland Twp

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

WOTA is always looking for great employees.  Applications are being accepted for part-time driver positions.  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:  Part Time and Full Time - Evening Shift and Weekends

WOTA is seeking compassionate, responsible drivers to serve WOTA riders throughout the entire WOTA travel area. Drivers provide efficient, friendly and safe routes to riders.

Requirements for Drivers:

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

Hours of service are 6am-9:00pm, Monday-Friday, starting in 2024 we will also offer weekend hours. We are currently hiring part time drivers for evening and weekend hours.

WOTA offers a shift premium for evening and weekend hours. Paid training is provided. Paid holidays for all employees.  If you have questions, please contact Amy Grzymkowski at (248) 887-4979 for more information.


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.