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Taxicab Safety Cameras – Second Notice to Contract Holders

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Notice to All Interested Parties:

Pursuant to Commonwealth Court Judge Friedman’s June 29, 2016 ruling in Black Point Taxi, LLC et al. v. Philadelphia Parking Authority (76 MD 2015), affirming the Safety Camera Regulation, the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) is now moving ahead with the process of ensuring that all taxicabs are in compliance with the Regulation by obtaining and installing an approved safety camera system.

The TLD will immediately proceed with requiring installation by all medallion owners who have previously submitted contracts for approved camera systems during the initial wave of inspections (October 15, 2015 – December 2, 2015) but have not yet had them installed. Accordingly, any medallion owner who had previously submitted a contract but fails to appear for a safety camera inspection with an approved camera system on or before November 2, 2016, will be in violation of the Regulation and will receive a citation (just as those owners who did not appear with an installed system or contract during the initial wave of inspections).

For your convenience, a schedule for inspections is attached here (Contract Holders Inspection Schedule 8.11.16).  Upon installation of your system, please contact Lance Lepchuk at 215-683-9656 or LLepchuk@philapark.org to confirm your inspection appointment.

Appointments for safety camera inspections are made from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Safety camera inspections may not be permitted for this group of affected owners after 90 days from the date of this notice. Therefore, please plan to have your system installed as soon as possible to adhere to this deadline. You will need to contact the company that you contracted with for your approved safety camera system. For your convenience, here is the link to the Authority’s list of approved safety camera vendors and their contact information:
http://www.philapark.org/wp-content/uploads/Approved-Taxicab-Safety-Camera-Vendors-10.26.15.pdf

A schedule will follow shortly for the rest of the industry – those owners who to date have neither installed an approved system nor produced a contract – to appear for an inspection of a compliant safety camera system.

Thank you.

William P. Schmid
Deputy Director of the TLD
The Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, Pa., 19148-4113
W: 215.683.9471
F: 215.683.9452
WSchmid@Philapark.org

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