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Taxicab Tariff Rate Increases

Notice to All Interested Parties:

Pursuant to a petition for a taxicab rate review that was filed with the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”), the Philadelphia Parking Authority (“Authority”) approved changes to the taxicab tariff’s rate structure which increases the mileage and waiting time increments from $0.23 to $0.25.  Attached hereto is a copy of Authority Order 17-005 (“Order”) (Download Order No. 17-005 ). The new rates are effective September 1, 2017.  The Order will also be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on August 5, 2017.

As a result of this metered fare increase, all taxicab meters have to be recalibrated to reflect the new rates.  Pursuant to the Order, all taxicab owners are required to make immediate arrangements with the meter technology vendor for each taxicab to have the meter adjusted with the new rates.

For taxicab utilizing an approved Verifone (“VTS”) meter, please see the attached schedule for the next two weeks scheduling certain medallion taxicabs to appear at the VTS location at 7th Street and Packer Avenue (Download VTS Meter Upgrade Schedule Week 1 and Week 2).  A new schedule for all remaining medallion taxicabs will be issued weekly.

For taxicabs utilizing an approved CMT meter system, please contact your fleet manager/dispatcher to have the adjustments completed on the meter.

Once a taxicab meter is adjusted to reflect this rate change, the taxicab shall be immediately presented to the TLD’s inspection garage during normal business hours to have the meter tested and sealed.

If you have any questions concerning this notice and meter adjustments, please contact the TLD Enforcement Department at wschmid@philapark.org.

Thank you,

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division

Taxicab and Limousine Division Fee Schedule FY 2018

To All Interested Parties:

The Taxicab and Limousine Division’s Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) is attached for your reference (Download Fiscal Year 2018 Fee Schedule Here), which is effective immediately.  All applicable assessment notices will be sent to all certificate holders by email under separate cover.

Thank you,

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division

Medallion Sales Cancelled

To All Interested Parties:

The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board Order No. 17-003 (“Authority Order”), notice published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin at 47 Pa.B. 2301 (April 15, 2017), directed the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) to administer the sales of 61 Philadelphia taxicab medallions, each of which are designated as wheelchair accessible vehicle (“WAV”) taxicab medallions.  That notice included the date, time and location of the bid openings for each of those WAV medallions.  To date, the Authority has sold 32 of those WAV medallions.  The remaining WAV medallions were listed to be sold as follows:

Scheduled Sale Dates & Medallions Nos.:

July 12, 2017: WP-1662, WP-1663, WP-1664, WP-1665, WP-1666, WP-1667, WP-1668, WP-1669, WP-1670 & WP-1671

July 19, 2017: WP-1673, WP-1674, WP-1675, WP-1676, WP-1677, WP-1678, WP-1679, WP-1680 & WP-1681

July 27, 2017: WP-1682, WP-1683, WP-1684, WP-1685, WP-1686, WP-1687, WP-1688, WP-1689, WP-1690 & WP-1691

However, pursuant to the Authority Order under Paragraph No. 10, the TLD Director exercised her discretion to remove the remaining aforementioned 29 WAV medallions from being sold as scheduled due to lack of participation.  The TLD Director will place the aforementioned WAV medallions before the Authority Board for a new sale authorization, pursuant to such terms and conditions as the Authority may then impose.

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Transportation Network Companies

Notice to All Interested Parties:

On November 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Wolf passed legislation, known as Act 164, which legalized the services provided by Transportation Network Companies (“TNC”), such as Uber and Lyft, to operate in Philadelphia under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (“Authority”).  See 53 Pa.C.S. Chapter 57A (relating to transportation network companies).

While Act 164 provides a substantive framework as to the requirements for the regulation and enforcement of TNCs in Philadelphia, Act 164 empowers the Authority to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to govern the regulation of TNCs.  Toward this end, the Authority’s Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) is initiating this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

Therefore, the TLD is now seeking information and comment from the public at large, members of the taxicab, limousine, dispatcher and TNC industries, prospective and current technology vendors and any other interested parties regarding suggestions as to the language requirements of any proposed TNC regulation.  Comments should include specific section references to 53 Pa.C.S. Chapter 57A and should also delineate the rationale for the proposed regulation as well as specific proposed language for the regulations.  Please be advised that proposed rulemaking must be consistent with Act 164.

The TLD will hold a public comment hearing on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the I.A.T.S.E. Ballroom, located at 2401 Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (next to TLD Headquarters).  You may download here the Authority’s public meeting participation policy, which lists several rules and guidelines: Download Participation Policy.  We would appreciate your compliance when contributing your comments at the hearing on August 31, 2017.

Due to the comprehensive nature of this rulemaking, interested parties will be given sixty (60) days from the date of publication of the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, which is no later than September 27, 2017.  All written comments must be submitted to the attention of Christine A. Kirlin, Esq., TLD Director, at ckirlin@philapark.org or by mail to: Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division, 2415 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

Thank you for your input during this important endeavor.

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division

WAV Medallion Sales Winning Bids

The Taxicab and Limousine Division held a public sealed bid opening on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at 2415 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 for the sale of wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) medallions.  Download here the winning bid information for each medallion sale: MEDALLION SALE WINNING BID POSTING 7.19.17

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division

WAV Medallion Sales Winning Bids

The Taxicab and Limousine Division held a public sealed bid opening on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at 24215 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 for the sale of wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) medallions.  Download here the winning bid information for each medallion sale: MEDALLION SALE WINNING BID POSTINGS 7.06.17

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division