Notice of Public Comment Hearing – Temporary Regulations
To All Interested Parties:
Pursuant to the passage of Act 164 on November 4, 2016, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (“Authority”) is required to promulgate temporary regulations by February 6, 2017. The temporary regulations must address certain issues relating to the regulation of taxicab and limousines providing service in Philadelphia (see Act 164 § 57B02).
On December 1, 2016, the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) sent written notice seeking information and comment from the general public, taxicab and limousine industry members and prospective/current vendors of associated industry equipment concerning the temporary regulations. Notice was also published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on December 10, 2016.
The notice further advised that the TLD will hold a public comment hearing concerning the temporary regulations on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Independence Visitors Center, Liberty View Ballroom, 2nd Floor, at 1 N. Independence Mall West, 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
The TLD again requests that all comments that are to be presented at the public comment hearing also be submitted in writing either before or at the hearing. Otherwise, any other written comments shall be submitted no later than January 20, 2017. All comments shall be submitted to the attention of Christine Kirlin, Esq., Administrative Counsel, at email@example.com or by mail to her attention at Philadelphia, Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division, 2415 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148-4113.
A preliminary draft of the changes to existing TLD regulations for the temporary regulations is attached hereto for the public’s convenience (Download Draft Temp Regs here). Also attached is the Authority’s Participation Policy concerning public participation at the Janaury 4, 2017 public comment hearing (Download Policy here).
The TLD very much appreciates your input concerning this important endeavor. Thank you.
Michael Casey, Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148