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.

2024 Board Meeting Dates

Board Meetings will be held at the WOTA Offices located at 250 W Livingston Road, Highland, Michigan on the third Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted.

Jan 16   Budget Hearing and Meeting*

Feb 13** - Board Meeting*

Mar 19 - Board Meeting*

April 16 - Board Meeting

May 21 - Board Meeting

June - No Meeting

July 16 - Budget Meeting #1

August 20 - Budget Meeting #2

September 17 - Budget Meeting Final

October 15 - Board Meeting

November 19 - Board Meeting

December 17 - Board Meeting*

*Meetings will be held at the Highland Township Auditorium

** Date changed due to location availability

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

We are awaiting more vehicles.  When they become available, we will be able to accept applications. Please check back later in March when we expect to start hiring again.


Board Meetings

The Board

Rick Hamill, Highland Township

Rik Kowall, White Lake Township

Gary Wall, Waterford Township

L. Dennis Whitt, Walled Lake

Kathy Plafchan, ADA Advisor 

Erin AsdellSenior 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.