13 Sep '16, 8pm

They Needed a Park. He Made it Happen. Former #TLPA pres. gives to community in extraordinary way #TransportKindness

When Ellis Houston saw a woman in a wheelchair using the walking trails at the Nanih Waiya Community Park to get some exercise, he knew his hard work had paid off. Houston was the driving force behind making sure the community could enjoy the outdoors in the Nanih Waiya area of Mississippi, where he grew up. Now they can enjoy the park, which is fully accessible and ADA-compliant. Houston was a dairy farmer in the area when he was in high school. It’s the place, he says, where he developed his work ethic. He later moved to Texas where he started his career in transportation. He stayed there for 25 years before moving to work in Birmingham, Alabama. He is now the president of Yellow Cab of Birmingham, and is a current member and past president of the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association. But he always returns to Mississippi, where he keeps a family home. So when the...

Full article: http://www.tlpa.org/They-Needed-a-Park-He-Made-it-Happen

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