October 26, 2012
Yellow Cab, which has operated in the Baltimore area since 1909, has been named taxi operator of the year by the industry's trade group, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association. Behind the wheel is Mark Joseph, a graduate of American University in Washington, who began his career at Yellow Cab in 1976 and was president and CEO for 20 years. When Connex North America acquired Yellow Transportation in 2001, Joseph rose through the executive ranks to become president and chief operating officer of Connex, now Veolia Transportation, and vice chairman and CEO of Veolia.
January 3, 2007
George Jay Joseph, who owned and rebuilt Baltimore's Yellow Cab Co. into the region's largest passenger ground transportation business, died of cancer Monday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. The Chevy Chase resident was 87. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., he was the son of a Lithuanian immigrant peddler who went on to found a department store in Reading, Pa. He earned a bachelor's degree at Pennsylvania State University and a law degree from the University of Virginia after Army service during World War II. Mr. Joseph went into the legal publishing business in downtown Washington in the 1950s and named his first two companies, Jefferson Law Book and Thomas Jefferson Publishing, in honor of the president who established the University of Virginia.
February 13, 2013
The state Public Service Commission Wednesday denied a request from the owners of century-old Yellow Cab of Baltimore to prohibit Uber Technologies Inc. from operating a luxury town car service that can be hired by smartphone. Yellow Cab officials believe the San Francisco-based company that launched service in the city and Baltimore County late last month has an unfair competitive advantage because the startup does not comply with safety and insurance regulations. But Uber contends that it is a technology company with an app that allows independent drivers and upscale customers to do business on their own. The commission staff recommended that Yellow Cab's request be denied because at the time of its review, Uber had not begun operations.
April 29, 2014
On a brutally cold January day I waited for a Yellow cab to take my mom to chemotherapy. I had booked the cab the night before on the Yellow cab website. It never showed. Neither did the second cab the dispatcher sent. The next time I used Uber. It worked perfectly, and I have never looked back ( "Make room for ride-sharing," April 28). Uber is popular for one reason: It works and the cab companies don't. Uber provides accountability. You rate the Uber driver on your smartphone by awarding stars.
October 23, 1993
George Edward BondDrove for Yellow Cab Co.George Edward Bond, who retired from the Yellow Cab Co. after 50 years of service, died Oct. 14 of heart and respiratory failure as a result of complications of a stroke he suffered on July 29 at the Lorien Nursing Home in Columbia. He moved to the nursing home in 1993.The 87-year-old former East Baltimore resident moved to Columbia in 1989 to live with a daughter. He was a Yellow Cab driver until 1975, when he became a Yellow Cab owner. He retired in 1982.
May 12, 2006
RICHARD C. WOLFE, of Baltimore, died April 27, 2006 of heart failure at age 63. He was a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and received an MA in English Literature from Kent State University. Early in his career he was an instructor of English at Towson State University. At the time of his death, he was employed by the Yellow Cab Company. He leaves a daughter, Pamela Goodrum, in California, a son, Erik Wolfe, in Georgia, and a brother, Paul Wolfe, in New Hampshire. No funeral service is planned.