About WOTA

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

Board Meeting Dates

Public is invited.

January-March 2020: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, April-December on the 4th Wednesday:

Jan. 8     WOTA Office - 205 W Livingston, Highland 48357: TIME CHANGE TO 9:00 a.m.

Jan. 22   White Lake Township - 7525 Highland Rd, White Lake 48383

Feb. 12  WOTA Office - 205 W Livingston, Highland 48357

Feb. 26   Waterford Town Hall - 3rd Floor Conference Room

5200 Civic Center Dr., Waterford 48329

Mar. 11  WOTA Office - 205 W Livingston, Highland 48357

Mar. 25  White Lake Township - 7525 Highland Rd, White Lake 48383- CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.

April 22 WOTA Office - 205 W Livingston, Highland 48357 CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.

NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC SPECIAL MEETING

WESTERN OAKLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

Monday, May 18, 2020

at 9:00 a.m.

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY.

The Board of Directors of the Western Oakland Transportation Authority (“WOTA”) will hold a special Board meeting on Monday, May 18, 202, at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held electronically pursuant to the Open Meetings Act and Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-75 and 2020-77.  Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-75,WOTA’s Board gives notice of the following:

  1. Reason for Electronic Meeting.  The WOTA Board is meeting electronically because Executive Order 2020-75 which allows meetings to be conducted electronically and Executive Order 2020-77 which prohibits in-person work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life, and required all individuals living within the State of Michigan to stay at home or at their place of residence.  As such, members of the public cannot attend an in-person meeting of the WOTA Board.
  2. Procedures. The public may participate in the meeting electronically and may make public comment through video or telephone using one of the following methods:

Connect Through Video Via Zoom Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84585692870

Connect Via Telephone

Call one of the following telephone numbers:

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

And enter Meeting ID: 845 8569 2870 followed by the # key when prompted.

May 20  White Lake Township - 7525 Highland Rd, White Lake 48383-CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.

June 24  WOTA Office, 205 W Livingston, Highland, MI  48357

July 22 WOTA Office - 205 W Livingston, Highland 48357

Aug. 26  White Lake Township - 7525 Highland Rd, White Lake 48383

Sep. 23  Waterford Town Hall - 3rd Floor Conference Room

5200 Civic Center Dr., Waterford 48329

Oct. 28 WOTA Office - 205 W Livingston, Highland 48357

Nov. 25  White Lake Township - 7525 Highland Rd, White Lake 48383

Dec. 23   Waterford Town Hall - 3rd Floor Conference Room

5200 Civic Center Dr., Waterford 48329

All meetings start at 9:00 a.m.

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 hiring NOW for the following positions:

Part-time drivers, must have or be able to get a chauffeur's license. Hours run from 7am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Part-timers can work up to 29 hours per week. We pick up elderly and disabled riders from Highland, Waterford, Walled Lake and White Lake. Must like people and have excellent driving record. We are a zero tolerance program and all potential applicants will be drug tested and back ground checked. Must be able to lift 30+ pounds and be able to help riders on and off the bus and lock down wheelchairs and scooters. Training will be provided. Must be able to manage your time and be familiar with the areas we serve. Smart phone walkie-talkies and tablets with GPS will be used. This is an independent and team job. Starting pay $12/hr with potential rises after 90 days.

Please contact the office at (248) 887-4979 for more information. The application is downloadable and can be scanned and emailed back to: info@ridewota.org. Interviews are ongoing with a potential start date within 2 weeks of interview if selected.

The Board

Rick Hamill, Highland Township

Rik Kowall, White Lake Township

Kathy Plafchan, Special Needs/Disabled Representative

Gary Wall, Waterford Township

 

2020 WOTA BOARD MEETINGS

2020 Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes

Agendas

January 8th, 22nd

February 12th, 26th

March 11th, 25th

April

May 15th Special Meeting

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Minutes

January 8th, 22nd

February 12th, 26th

March  11th, 25th (cancelled)

April

May  15th Special Meeting

June

July

August

September

October

November

December