ABOUT Margie Wilcox
Alabama House of Representatives Committee Assignments
Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure
Sub Committee Chair of Transportation and Utilities
Economic Development and Tourism
Sub Committee Chair of Regulations
Children and Senior Advocacy
Sub Committee Chair of Children
Vice Chairman of License Plate Oversight Committee
Joint Legislative Sunset Committee
Women In Government: State Director for Alabama
2015 Award Recipient:
Outstanding Contributor to Women In Transportation from
The Taxi Limousine and Paratransit Association
Recently passed legislation:
School Bus Safety Act
Initiatives working on:
BP settlement money allocated to infrastructure for coastal Alabama
Let voters decide whether to combine Revenue and License Commission Offices
Owner of Mobile Bay Transportation and Yellow Cab of Mobile/Baldwin
Margie Wilcox began her career in transportation right out of high school
at Mobile Bay Enterprises as a bookkeeper in 1977. She worked her way to
management and eventually bought a division of the company in 1992. In 2001,
despite the economic downturn and 9/11, she formed Pensacola Bay Transportation,
L.L.C. Yellow Cab of Mobile was purchased in January 2007 and in August 2007,
Yellow Cab of Baldwin County was purchased. Under her leadership, all companies
have significantly expanded services and provided a positive economic impact along
the Gulf Coast. Unable to do this all on her own, Margie credits the loyal and
longtime management team, at Mobile Bay Transportation, Pensacola Bay Transportation
and Yellow Cab, and professional advisors and friends with making all of this possible.
The first company in our premier total transportation group of the Gulf
Coast is Mobile Bay Transportation headquartered in Mobile. The company
consists of three divisions.
- The Airport Limousine and Shuttle Division transports
patrons to and from all Gulf Coast airports, residences and/or businesses.
- Yellow Cab of Mobile and Yellow Cab of Baldwin County
- The Paratransit Division provides accessible, reliable transportation to the
elderly and disabled citizens of Mobile.
- In addition to these three divisions, MBT operated a parking lot across from
the airport for thirty years.
Mobile Bay Transportation (MBT) has built much of its reputation by
authoring several local success stories:
- MBT retained the Mobility Assistance Program (MAP) services for the city of
Mobile from 1993 to September 2003. During this period of time, ridership increased
more than 80% while costs were contained to less than a 30% increase.
- Preferred and exclusive Contract with Carnival Cruise Lines for ships in Mobile.
- In January 2007 Yellow Cab of Mobile was purchased by Mobile Bay Transportation.
- In August 2007 Yellow Cab of Baldwin County was also purchased by Mobile Bay Transportation.
Margie formed the second of her companies, Pensacola Bay Transportation Company, LLC
for the purpose of performing CTC work in the State of Florida. The opportunity to
become a part of the Escambia and Santa Rosa communities was a huge stepping-stone
in her long-range goal of expansion of the transportation operations along the Gulf Coast.
Pensacola Bay Transportation is currently the Community Transportation Coordinator
for Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Of the two offices, the office in Pensacola,
Florida (Escambia County) is the headquarters office. The office in Santa Rosa
County is a satellite office.
Pensacola Bay Transportation has built much of their reputation by authoring
several local success stories:
- In 2001, when the elderly and disabled of the area were stranded by the abrupt
pull-out of their transportation carrier, MBT stepped up at the Escambia County Area
Transit General Manager’s request to form, staff and equip Pensacola Bay Transportation
in an astonishing 48 hours. The company provides paratransit transportation to approximately
400 special needs patrons per day.
- In 2003, when the incumbent Community Transportation Coordinator announced they were
pulling out, Pensacola Bay Transportation was appointed to serve as the Emergency CTC
for Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties by the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged.
This designation was effective December 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.
- In June 2009, Pensacola Bay Transportation was awarded another five year contract in
Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC.)
Much of the success of both companies can be attributed directly to our commitment to
professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit. President Wilcox’s personal philosophy
is the following: "Do what you said you’re going to do, when you said you‘d do it!"
For 17 years, this philosophy has been ingrained into her staff and her drivers, and has
served both her companies and their clients well.
- Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
- Board of Directors, 1998 - 2001
- Executive Committee Member 1998 - 1999
- Vice Chair of Governmental Affairs, 1998 - 1999
- Business Council of Alabama, Board Member, 1998 to 2012
- Transportation Disadvantage Advisory Board, Escambia County
- Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Mobile Area Lodging Association
- Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association (TLPA)
- Committee Co-Chair of Paratransit and Contracting 2003, 2004 and 2009
- Board of Directors 2004 – present
- Executive Committee 2008
- Paratransit and Contracting Chair 2008
- Co-Chair Women In Transportation 2005, 2006 and 2007
- Co-Chair Taxi Committee 2012
- Past President of National Association of Women Business Owners, 1994- 1996
- Former Elected member of Mobile County Republican Executive Committee
- Pensacola Disability Summit Council and Penwheels
- Mobile Advisory Council for Disabled
- Envision Coastal Alabama
- Leadership Mobile - 1998/1999 Class
- Leadership Mobile - Board of Directors 2000-2002
- Testified, representing TLPA, before the Senate Banking, Housing
and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation. The subject of
the hearing was "Enhancing the Role of the Private Sector
- Recipient of PEP Environmental Stewardship Award – April 2013
- Recipient of the Mobile Chamber of Commerce’s “2008 Small Business Award”
- Featured in the ‘Business Spotlight in the Mobile Press register – January 2009
- Disability Summit certificate of recognition 2004
- Pensacola Penwheels 2003 Employ the Handicap Recognition
- Top Ten Finalist for the 2003 MOBI Award given by Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
- Lifetime Achievement Award, USA Small Business Development Ctr., 2002
- Recipient of the TLPA 1999 “Operator of the Year” award
- Executive Profiles, BCA Today, 1998
- Mobile Bay Monthly Who’s Who 1998
- Featured as one of the Gulf Coast Women to Watch in 1996
- Women Owned Business of the Year - USA SBDC in 1994
- Special Award of recognition for service and assistance to the Amtrak
passengers in the wake of the Amtrak tragedy,1993.
- New Freedom – purchase wheelchair accessible vehicles
- Access Yellow -- provides ½ price fare for the elderly and disabled
- Time Clock Taxi – provides ½ price fare to work and/or work-related activities - JARC Grant