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Notice to All Industry Members: EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

All applicants for driver certification must be able to sufficiently speak in the English language to communicate with the general public, to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries and to make verifiable entries on reports and records (see 52 Pa. Code §§ 1021.4 & 1057.4). Therefore, an application for new driver certification (DR-1) may only be filed upon proving proficiency in the English language.

All persons applying for new driver certification must first prove their ability to sufficiently speak in the English Language.  English Proficiency examinations will only be given Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Only after passing an English Proficiency Examination may a person file a New Driver Certificate Application (DR-1) at the TLD Customer Service Window.  The TLD Customer Service Window will only accept the filing of  a DR-1 Monday through Friday between 8:30 to 12:00 p.m.

This process applies to all DR-1 new driver certificate applications, regardless of the classification (taxicab, limousine or dual certification).  If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact the TLD at (215) 683-9458 or at  Thank you.

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Use of Attorneys by Industry Members

The TLD’s Regulations require the use of a certified Broker or licensed attorney for some transactions before the Authority. However, the Enforcement Department strongly recommends that you seek the advice of legal counsel before approving or signing stock transfers, medallion or certificate transfers, management agreements, powers of attorney and other documents affecting your rights.

The Enforcement Department has received numerous complaints from industry members about these issues after the documents have been signed. The use of an attorney prior to signing those documents may have prevented the complainant’s problems and saved both time and money.

Anyone can obtain a lawyer referral by contacting the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral service at: or by calling 215 238-6333.

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Notice To All Interested Parties:

Attached please find the Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division’s (TLD) Fiscal Year 2014 Budget and Fees for your review and comment. We would greatly appreciate any written comment you may have by close of business on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. Comments may be forwarded to Charles Milstein, Assistant to the Director at or at the address of the TLD below.The budget and public comment invitation were forwarded via email to all certificate holders and anyone with an email address registered with the TLD and posted on the Authority’s website on February 7, 2013.

Additionally, a public Comment Hearing will be held at the offices of the TLD, 2415 S. Swanson Street in Philadelphia on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 10:30 AM.

Proposed Budget 2014

James R. Ney, Director

Taxicab & Limousine Division

Philadelphia Parking Authority

2415 S. Swanson Street

Philadelphia, PA 19148

T 215-683-9417

F 215-683-9437


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Title Executive Board Advisory Opinion – 13-0001


In accordance with ofthe act ofJuly 16,2004, (P.L. 758, No. 94), as amended, 53 Pa.C.S. §§5701 et seq., (the “act”),) the Authority, on January 28,2013, formally commenced the process to promulgate regulations to provide more specific procedures related to the impoundment of vehicles, equipment and medallions by the Authority pursuant to the act under Authority Docket No. 126-3.


Pending the final adoption of the proposed rulemaking or further modification by this Board, it will be the policy of the Authority to adhere to the scope, practice and procedures provided in Annex A ofthe Proposed Rule Making Order dated January 28,2013 under Docket No. 126-3 when exercising any impoundment authorization under the act.


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