Taxi business stopped by the Coronavirus

Posted at 3:59 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 16:59:51-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — It has been an especially rough ride for the taxi industry.

Cabbies had already lost a lot of business because of competition from ride-sharing.

Now they're taking another hit because of the Coronavirus.

Grady Cartwright says in the 14 years he's operated his taxi service, he's never seen anything like the current crisis.

Cartwright who operates Aransas County Taxi Service, said, "People are not going places, all the bars shut down"

"We have no income, I talked to my insurance agent and my insurance payments come out draft out of the account, regular monthly and he said if it ain't there they're gonna cancel your insurance"

Cartwright says he's already had to let go of a fourth of his drivers.

If things get worse, he may have to file from bankruptcy.

But he hopes the pandemic can slow down, before it comes to that.

Cartwright said, “Everybody just stay safe and hopefully it’s gonna get better.”