Yellow Cab

A taxi cab travels down East All Saints Street Thursday afternoon. The Yellow Car business sign has been removed from the East Church Street garage and the gates were locked Wednesday.

Yellow Cab of Frederick closed two weeks ago when Jerry Wood, the owner, retired.

Wood, 73, said in a phone interview that he had been planning on retiring for a while, but that the coronavirus sped up the decision for him.

"Frederick was very good to me," he said. Wood started working in the taxi industry as a dispatcher at age 15.

Blaine Young, who was a co-owner from about 2008 to 2015, said that it was always a pleasure to work with Woods, a longtime friend of his. Young decided to get out of the industry when rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft started taking off, he said in a phone interview.

Wood sold some of his cabs to his drivers. One of those drivers, Dennis Agniman, created Agniman Transportation, a new taxi company.

Agniman said in an email that his drivers are working hard to ensure the safety of the community while providing transportation services during the pandemic.

Agniman Transportation has also bought Yellow Cab's old phone number of (301) 662-2250.

Agniman Transportation has been added to TransIT's Taxi Access Program (TAP), according to a press release.

Another transportation option, Taxi Fiesta, has also been added to the TransIT Taxi Access Program (TAP), the press release says. Taxi Fiesta has Spanish-speaking dispatchers and drivers.

Follow Erika Riley on Twitter: @ej_riley

(26) comments

KR999

I see the name of the former owner has been corrected, and the errors in the photo caption also. I'd like to think that the writers learn from these lessons taught by readers in their comments, but, that's yet to be seen.

Jaco

Jerry is a great guy!!! Enjoy retirement, Jerry.

That Guy Garcon

Obviously they do need some sort of proof reader as per the caption below the photo "A taxi cab travels East All Saints Street Thursday afternoon. The taxi has the Yellow Cab name on it but it is nuclear if the city’s largest can company is still in operation. The Yellow Car business sign has been removed from the East Church Street garage and the gates were locked Wednesday."

The largest CAN company

it is NUCLEAR

I thought the FNP was better than this. [rolleyes]

StupidPaywall

H.S. sophmores do all the editing.

public-redux

Sophomores

KR999

They probably don't want to pay the expense of a full time proof reader. In lieu of having one, they should just train the writers to check themselves before publishing the stories. As in doing their own proof reading.

bosco

And spill chick done ketch ever thin.

KR999

Great one bosco! [thumbup][thumbup][lol][lol][lol]

KR999

By the way bosco, don't you think your avatar might be a bit out dated now, since the DNC did that angry old white man in again? I'm sure you can find one of their senile old white man for a replacement if you wanted to.

public-redux

KR, How did the DNC do anything to Bernie? The delegates were awarded according to rules pushed by the Sanders camp. He lost because most Dems wanted someone else.

KR999

Public, politics in this country are controlled, whether by Hillarity Cliton buying the DNC the way she did four years ago, or their knowing a senile old socialist like Sanders wouldn't have a chance and doing whatever is necessary to eliminate him (like they did four years ago.) "Delegates" are nothing but a way for the DNC, which controls the party, to make a public appearance that appears to be legitimate.

public-redux

So, if I understand you correctly, the DNC somehow (in a way you can’t explain) controlled how people voted. Hahahahahaha.

KR999

No public, I did not say the DNC controlled how people voted. I'm saying they manipulated who they wanted as their candidate for both the '16 and '20 elections. Kind of like how you people say the Russians interfered with the '16 election. Get it?

KR999

By the way public, these comments do not pertain to the article so be prepared for the new FNP Comment Enforcer, K.Q.A., to report them for deletion.

public-redux

How did this putative manipulation manifest?

KR999

The DNC can be bought public, that's common knowledge. Do a little research, here's a start for you:

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/14/16640082/donna-brazile-warren-bernie-sanders-democratic-primary-rigged

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/how-hillary-clinton-rigged-the-democratic-primary-and-may-have-broken-the-law/

sevenstones1000

Cabs were filthy, getting them to actually show,up was iffy. No great loss.

steelersfan2005

Uber and Lyft is better anyway.

girlpolitic

I wish the reporter would have gotten Jerry's last name right. It is WOOD not woods. Jerry Wood has always been a hard worker and good for Frederick. Thank you Jerry!

edward82

The taxi has the Yellow Cab name on it but it is nuclear if the city’s largest can company is still in operation.. so it's a nuclear can company? huh...

TomWheatley

Well, they can't operate in Tacoma Park, Maryland. The town has been nuclear free since at least the 70s when I first saw the sign.

KR999

It's common knowledge that the FNP desperately needs a proofreader.

KMRD1

Blaine didn’t sell because of Uber and Lyft. He needed money to pay off debt for his failed county exec campaign. Tammy Wood bought his part for pennies on the dollar.

girlpolitic

You are absolutely correct. Glad others now know the truth.

BigAl

Great. Use the retirement of a hard working man who provided a critical service for working people to shoot at your political enemies. Trump supporter. Right?

StupidPaywall

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