Yellow Cab San Antonio acquired by parent company zTrip

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Yellow Cab San Antonio is now under new ownership a month after the longtime company’s parent company filed for bankruptcy.

WHC Worldwide LLC, based in Missouri, completed on Monday the purchase of the Greater Houston Transportation Company, which operates taxi services in Houston, Austin and Yellow Cab San Antonio, also known as the Greater San Antonio Transportation Company, has said WHC CEO Bill George.

WHC Worldwide owns zTrip, a company that provides a ridesharing app for taxis like Uber and Lyft. The acquisition comes after the Greater Houston Transportation Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 19. Yellow Cab has been offering rides to the town of Alamo since 1967, according to its website.


The company had just over $ 8 million in secured and unsecured debt and listed $ 73,910 in assets, according to documents filed in bankruptcy court.

George said the bankruptcy court approved the purchase of the assets last Friday and the company closed the transaction today.

The zTrip application will allow cyclists to hail rides and has been in partnership with Yellow Cab SA since 2016.

The acquisition brings new services and a new fleet of vehicles that will be deployed over the next six months. The first 30 vehicles are expected to hit the streets next week, George said, including new wheelchair accessible vehicles. He expects 100 more vehicles as the use of zTrip increases.

Taxis will also feature new technology including an improved reservation system, dispatch technology and on-board cameras with full telematics.

George says Yellow Cab will retain all of its current employees with plans to create additional full-time positions. The company will also continue to service all contracts held prior to the acquisition.




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