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 11 - WOTA Office

Feb 8 - White Lake Twp Office

Mar 8 - WOTA Office

April 12 - Waterford Twp Office

May 10 - WOTA Office

July 12 (pre-budget) - Walled Lake

Aug 9 (budget #1) - WOTA Office

Sep 13 (budget #2) - WOTA Office

Oct 11 - White Lake Twp Office

Nov 8 - Waterford Twp Office

Dec 13 - WOTA Office



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 drivers.  Applications are being accepted for part-time 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.

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 7am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. We currently have part-time positions available.  Paid training is provided. Starting pay $14/hr. with a potential raise after 90 days, paid holidays for part-time employees and you select the days you work.

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


Board Meetings


The Board

Rick Hamill, Highland Township

Rick 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




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.