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Notice of Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Regulation Changes for the Philadelphia Taxicab and Limousine Industries

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Notice to All Interested Parties:
On July 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Wolf passed legislation, known as Act 85, which temporarily authorizes Transportation Network Companies (“TNC”) to operate in Philadelphia under the regulatory oversight of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (“Authority”).
The Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) of the Authority is now seeking information and comment from the public at large, members of the taxicab, limousine and dispatcher industries, prospective and existing technology vendors and any other interested parties regarding proposed changes to the current regulations governing the operation of taxicab and limousine service in Philadelphia.
The TLD’s request stems from advancements in technology, the introduction of TNCs, varying consumer demands and expectations and competitive challenges in the transportation marketplace in Philadelphia.
The comments being requested may address, but not be limited to, the following: meter technology, taxicab tariff, safety measures, driver certification, vehicle age and mileage standards, vehicle inspections, vehicle insurance requirements, criminal history background check requirements and driving record requirements.
Written comments must provide specific suggestions for any proposals and/or changes and include citations to current regulations that relate to the comments and a detailed rationale to support the proposal and/or change.
All written comments must be submitted no later than November 15, 2016 to the TLD to the attention of Christine Kirlin, Esq., Administrative Counsel, at ckirlin@philapark.org or by mail: Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division, 2415 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148-4113.
Michael Casey, Director
Taxicab & Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
T 215-683-9417
F 215-683-9437
E-Mail MCaseyTLD@philapark.org
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