Longstanding Oklahoma City taxi company shutting down

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A longstanding local business is shutting down.

After decades of service, Yellow Cab Company of Oklahoma City will stop offering rides at midnight Sunday.

We had multiple people contact News 4 about the Yellow Cab Co. closing, so we stopped by and asked to talk to ownership. They declined our request for interview, but they did say they are closing after 75 years of business.

On Thursday – employees showed up to Yellow Cab Co. – greeted by a sign on the door.

The notice read, in part, the “Yellow Cab Company of Oklahoma, LLC will cease taxi operations effective Sunday March 24th 2019 at midnight.”

But what could be to blame?

Many other local taxi companies we spoke with said they have been affected by ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft – but is there more?

A spokesperson for Will Rogers World Airport told News 4 Yellow Cab Co. has not operated at the airport in several years.

We also spoke to a few Yellow Cab Co. employees who didn’t want to be identified, as they are still employed by the business. Many of them said they were not given much notice of the business’s closing.

In a Facebook message, one said they found out Wednesday without warning, citing what they call “poor customer service” as a potential issue. That employee – left facing with uncertainty as they said they have lost the best job they’ve ever had.

When News 4 spoke to Yellow Cab Co., they told us they are closing after 75 years of service. Their website said they were established in 1930.

It’s not clear if ownership has changed over the decades.

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