Welcome to N.O.T.A.
|The North Oakland Transportation Authority is comprised of four (4) municipalities in northeast Oakland County. These communities, Addison, Orion and Oxford Townships, and the Villages of Leonard, Lake Orion and Oxford have historically been underserved by the regions public transportation authority, SMART. This has been primarily due to our remoteness to Oakland County’s population centers.
The only service that existed prior to the creation of grass-roots advocacy and coalition-building, was a program initiated in Oxford and Addison townships that operated one (1) vehicle.In 2001, Oxford, Orion, and Addison residents formed the North Oakland Transportation Authority (N.O.T.A.).NOTA is a transportation service serving seniors, disabled and low income residents of Oxford and Orion.
NOTA operates 15 routes Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and one bus runs to 9 p.m. for work rides only. They are open with two buses on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and two buses on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have 19 vehicles and 15 of them are equipped with wheelchair lifts. In 2013 NOTA drove 450,000 miles and provided 37,427 rides to elderly, disabled and low income residents.
The residents NOTA serves are transit dependent individuals who need help getting to medical appointments, grocery shopping, community events and work. Without NOTA, many riders would not be able to leave their homes or live an independent life. NOTA charges a nominal fee to operate of $1/each way within Addison, Orion and Oxford Townships and $2/each way outside of those areas. Call Dispatch for appointments Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at (248) 693-7100.
Appointments must be made at least 3 days in advance and can be up to a month. You can qualify for service if you are 1) A resident of Addison, Orion or Oxford 2) Either over the age of 60, disabled (temporarily or permanent with doctors sign off), or low income (only rides to work, grocery shopping and doctors appointment).
To apply go to our Application to Ride Tab and print off an application and send it to: 467 East Jackson Street, Lake Orion MI 48362 along with a copy of a driver’s license or another ID proving residency. Questions on applications please contact: Doug Noaker at (248) 693-7100.