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Taxicab Safety Camera Installation Extension

Notice To All Interested Parties:

Please see the attached order below issued by the Philadelphia Parking Authority Board at its regular meeting on June 25, 2015 at Order No. 15-0005 concerning an extension of taxicab safety camera installations. This extension is granted in anticipation of the implementation of the Authority’s Proposed Rulemaking Order 126-12 to amend the safety camera regulation to eliminate all wireless transmission requirements. In recognition of the need to move forward with this important safety initiative, and in order to accommodate adjustments in the industry associated with the change of regulation 126-12, the Authority ordered that the Installation Deadline be extended to October 15, 2015.

As previously advised, upon request of a taxicab owner, the TLD may schedule safety camera inspections to confirm that a system acquired by the owner is in compliance with the regulations. All owners are urged to use the additional time provided by this order to contact approved vendors to secure compliant safety camera systems in anticipation of the finalized inspection schedule. The list of approved taxicab safety camera vendors is attached to this notice and posted on the Authority’s Taxicab and Limousine Division webpage http://www.philapark.org/resources-and-forms/.

Questions concerning taxicab safety camera systems may be directed to Lance Lepchuk at (215) 683-9656 or LLepchuk@philapark.org.

Board Order 15-0005 Safety Camera Installation Schedule 6.25.15

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
E-Mail JNey@Philapark.org

Proposed Rulemaking Order 126-12 Philadelphia Taxicab Safety Cameras

Notice to All Interested Parties:

Please see the attached proposed rulemaking order below issued by the Philadelphia Parking Authority Board at its regular meeting on June 25, 2015 at Docket No. 126-12 concerning Philadelphia Taxicab Safety Cameras. The Authority seeks to amend the safety camera regulation to remove the requirement that certain images be wirelessly transmitted to dispatchers and to the Authority. The Authority will submit the proposed regulation for review and public comment as required by law.

126-12 Taxicab Safety Cameras (Transmission) Board Order 6.25.15

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
E-Mail JNey@Philapark.org

Proposed Rulemaking 126-11 “Modern Taxicab Standards”

Notice to All Interested Parties:

On May 28, 2015, the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission (“IRRC”) received the Authority’s Proposed Regulation “Modern Taxicab Standards”, IRRC #126-11, which was issued by the Authority’s Board at its regularly meeting held on February 24, 2015 (Download). This regulation will require vehicles proposed for taxicab service after a designated date to be wheelchair accessible and comply with the wheelchair accessible regulations, including vehicle age and mileage requirements.

The proposed rulemaking was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on June 13, 2015. Please be advised that the public comment period is now open concerning this proposed rulemaking and will close on July 13, 2015. All comments are to be sent either by U.S. Mail or electronically to the following addresses. Your comments should reference the Philadelphia Parking Authority 126-11 “Modern Taxicab Standards”:

Independent Regulatory Review Commission
333 Market Street, 14th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
irrc@irrc.state.pa.us

Dennis G. Weldon, Esq.
General Counsel
Philadelphia Parking Authority
701 Market Street, Suite 5400
Philadelphia, PA 19106
dweldon@philapark.org

James R. Ney, Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
jney@philapark.org

You may find all information pertaining to this rulemaking at the IRRC website accessible through the folloing link: http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/regulations/RegSrchRslts.cfm?ID=3114.

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
E-Mail JNey@Philapark.org