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WAV Taxicab Driver Requirements

Effective today, September 2, 2015, the TLD has waived the WAV taxicab driver prerequisite outlined in 52 Pa. Code 1021.5a (b)(7)(i) requiring WAV taxicab driver applicants to have at least 2 years of Philadelphia taxicab service during the immediately preceding 3 years. Hence forth, the Authority will require WAV taxicab driver applicants to have just 1 year of Philadelphia taxicab service as an Authority certificated driver during the immediately preceding 3 years.

This waiver was granted in an effort to meet the needs of both the community of people with disabilities and industry members to provide WAV taxicab services in Philadelphia. This decision may be viewed here (Download).

All WAV taxicabs must be operated only by certified WAV taxicab drivers. The Authority’s WAV taxicab regulations along with Form No. DR-4 “WAV Driver Application” may be obtained on the TLD’s “Resources and Forms” page of this website. If you have any questions concerning the WAV taxicab driver requirements, please contact TLD Administration at TLDAdmin@philapark.org.

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

Fee Schedule FY 2016

To All Industry Members:

The TLD Fee Schedule for fiscal year 2016 is attached for your reference (Download – Fee Schedule FY 2016), which is effective immediately. Assessment notices will be sent to all certificate holders under separate cover.

If you have any questions regarding this notice you may contact Administrative Counsel Christine Kirlin, Esq. at ckirlin@philapark.org. Thank you.

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

In Re: Authorization of Wheelchair Accessible Medallions

On March 7, 2015, notice was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board Order 15-003 directing the Taxicab & Limousine Division (“TLD”) to administer the sale of 61 Philadelphia taxicab medallions, each of which are designated as wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) taxicab medallions. This notice included the date, time and location of the bid openings for each of these medallions. The sales began on May 6, 2015 and resulted in the sale of 50 WAV medallions (WP-1601 through WP-1650).

Pursuant to the Board Order under Paragraph No. 10, the TLD Director exercised his discretion and requested the Authority Board to remove the remaining 11 WAV medallions from the schedule to permit TLD staff and the regulated industry to focus on getting all of the WAV medallions already sold into service more rapidly.

Therefore, please refer to Authority Board Order No. 15-006 (Download) cancelling the sales of the remaining 11 WAV medallions (WP-1651 through WP-1661).

Notice of Rescheduling of Sales of Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab Medallions

Notice of Rescheduling of Sales of Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab Medallions

On March 7, 2015, notice was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board Order 15-003 directing the Taxicab & Limousine Division (“TLD”) to administer the sale of 61 Philadelphia taxicab medallions, each of which are designated as wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) taxicab medallions.  This notice included the date, time and location of the bid openings for each of these medallions.

Bid openings were scheduled on each of the following dates at 10:00 a.m. at the TLD Headquarters at 2415 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148:

   Sale Date                                         Medallion Nos.
July 8, 2015                            WP-1651, WP-1652, WP-1653, WP-1654, WP-1655 & WP-1656

 

July 15, 2015                          WP-1657, WP-1658, WP-1659, WP-1660 & WP-1661

 

However, Pursuant to the Board Order under Paragraph No. 9, TLD Director James R. Ney exercised his discretion to reschedule the sale of these medallions.  Therefore, the sealed bids for the aforementioned medallions will be opened by the Director at the TLD’s Headquarters as follows at 10:00 a.m. at 2415 South Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148:

 

New Sale Date                                Medallion Nos.

August 19, 2015                    WP-1651, WP-1652, WP-1653, WP-1654 & WP-1655

 

August 26, 2015                     WP-1656, WP-1657, WP-1658, WP-1659, WP-1660 & WP-1661

 

Please refer to Board Order 15-003 for all ordered instructions and other information concerning the sale of these medallions (http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol45/45-10/445.html). See also 52 Pa. Code §§ 1013.31 – 1013.37 relating to Medallion Sales by Authority.

 

James R. Ney, Director

Taxicab and Limousine Division

Final-Form Rulemaking Order 126-10 Image Retention and Use

Notice to All Interested Parties:

Please see the attached Final-Form Rulemaking Order below issued by the Philadelphia Parking Authority at its regular meeting on June 25, 2015 at Docket No. 126-10 concerning Image Retention and Use. This regulation was proposed by the Authority at this docket number on August 27, 2014, the public comment period concluded on December 15, 2014 and the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (“IRRC”) submitted its comments on January 14, 2015. This final-form regulation will proceed to the Legislative standing committees and IRRC for consideration.

126-10 Image Retention and Use Final Form 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

 

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