Just days after a Twin Cities cab company went belly up, Duluth’s Yellow Cab is closing, the Duluth News Tribune reports today.
“The pie has been cut too many times,” said Anthony Mitchell, manager of Yellow Cab.
Let us count the ways: Uber, Lyft, electric scooters.
There wasn’t much of a company left after the rideshare companies came to town in 2017; only five drivers leased from Yellow Cab. But the company has “been around forever.”
Just a few years ago, the city had more taxicabs to people than New York City, the News Tribune said.
As with the Green & White/Suburban cab company, which went under this week, much of the business for Yellow Cab was low income people getting to and from medical care. They’re scrambling now.
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