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Taxis During the Papal Visit

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Pope FrancisPhiladelphia will host his Holiness, Pope Francis, during the World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage later this month. It’s a huge honor, and it’s expected to bring thousands of visitors — and up to 1.5 million people for the Papal mass — to the city.

This influx of people will be arriving by plane, trains and vehicles, and taxis are a key component for transporting these guests to and from Center City. Here’s what you need to know about taxis during the Papal visit:

Taxis will be permitted to move in and out of the Traffic Box until 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26.

Taxis will assist visitors who arrive late by plane or train, despite the Traffic Box going into effect on Friday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m..

Starting at 3:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28, the city will have taxi stands in the Traffic Box to provide service to people trying to get to the airport or elsewhere.

Taxi stands will be established at the following locations to provide transportation for the Papal events:North Broad Street, west side, north of Girard Avenue
Girard Avenue, north side, east of Broad Street
South Broad Street, both sides, Christian to Carpenter Streets
South Broad Street, east side north of Pattison Avenue
South Broad Street, west side, Geary to Hartranft Streets

Taxis for People with Disabilities:
Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Cabs (WAVs) which are ADA compliant will operate in the Traffic Box along with SEPTA CCT vehicles and for ADA scheduled trips.


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