VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A taxi company based on the North Shore has declared it’s shutting down due to a drop in demand due to COVID-19.
Sunshine Cabs has announced that they will be suspending dispatch operations in an effort to flatten the curve.
The company says the demand for cabs has dropped dramatically over the last few weeks, and it’s impossible to maintain a wide enough social distance in the confines of a taxi.
“We do not see any resolutions to this public health crisis in the short term,” a release reads.
@jjhorgan @clairetrevena We have taken the difficult decision to protect our customers & drivers. When will you ask the rest of the taxi industry to do the right thing & #flattenthecurve of #COVID19 thru #SocialDistancing? #shutdowntaxis #breakthechain #coronavirus #bcpoli #BCLeg https://t.co/g2DydlRcuN
— Gurdip Singh Sahota (@gurdipsahota) March 24, 2020
Sunshine will shut things down at 9:00 p.m. on March 28 and will remain closed “until further notice.”
Seventeen dispatchers and about 100 drivers and operators will likely be affected by the decision, which was announced by the company on Twitter earlier today.
The company has been operating since 1981.