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Taxicab and Limousine Temporary Regulations

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Notice 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, 2016. The temporary regulations must address certain issues relating to the regulation of taxicabs and limousines providing service in Philadelphia (see Act 164 § 57B02).

On December 1, 2016, the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) issued notice initiating a public comment period requesting written comments concerning the issues raised in Act 164 § 57B02. Notice was also published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on December 10, 2016.  A reminder notice seeking written comments was issued on December 30, 2016 along with a preliminary draft of the temporary regulations.  On January 4, 2017, the Authority held a public comment hearing concerning the temporary regulations.  Lastly, the TLD also met with various industry members several times this month to discuss the drafting of the temporary regulations.

After review and consideration of all comments received, the Authority’s Board voted on January 27, 2017 to approve the proposed temporary regulations.  However, the temporary regulations will not become effective until February 25, 2017.

This will allow for additional time to review the temporary regulations and submit written suggestions/proposals to the Authority concerning the temporary regulations.  As such, the deadline for the general public to provide written comment to the Authority is extended to February 8, 2016.

If the Authority determines that certain changes/deletions/additions need to be made to the temporary regulations after reviewing and considering any written comments that are submitted, then the Authority will request those changes to be made to the temporary regulations by Board Order at the next regularly scheduled Authority Board meeting on February 24, 2017.

All written comments shall be submitted to the attention of Christine Kirlin, Esq., Administrative Counsel, at ckirlin@philapark.org or by mail to her attention at: Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division, 2415 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

The January 27, 2017 Authority Order listed on Docket No. 17-001 and temporary regulations under Annex A may be downloaded here: (Download).

Michael Casey, Director

Taxicab and Limousine Division

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