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
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:
- 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.
- 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
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 Waterford Township Hall - 5200 Civic Center Dr, Waterford
Aug. 26 White Lake Township - 7525 Highland Rd, White Lake 48383
Sep. 23 WOTA Office - 205 W Livingston, Highland 48357
Oct. 28 Waterford Township Hall - 5200 Civic Center Dr, Waterford
Nov. 25 White Lake Township - 7525 Highland Rd, White Lake 48383
Dec. 23 WOTA Office - 205 W Livingston, Highland 48357
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews are ongoing with a potential start date within 2 weeks of interview if selected.
Rick Hamill, Highland Township
Rik Kowall, White Lake Township
Kathy Plafchan, Special Needs/Disabled Representative
Gary Wall, Waterford Township