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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

Amendment to Taxicab Tariff

To All Interested Parties:

The taxicab tariff for Philadelphia permits a flat rate to be charged in lieu of a metered rate for taxicab trips between the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the “Center City Zone”.  On May 31, 2017, 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 an expansion of the boundaries of the “Center City Zone”.  Download here Authority Order 17-004 describing the new boundaries, which is effective July 1, 2017: Authority Order 17-004.

The new boundaries for flat rate trips between PHL and the “Center City Zone” are as follows:

“The are between the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers and between Washington Avenue on the south and Fairmount Avenue on the north.  West of the Schuylkill river, the northern boundary continues west along the north side of 30th Street Station on 2900 Arch Street, then southward on 30th Street to its intersection with Market Street.  The boundary proceeds west along the north side of Market Street to 48th Street, south on 48th Street to Spruce Street and east on Spruce Street to its intersection with South Street.”

In the near future, the TLD will distribute postings for placement in the taxicabs.

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, June 29, 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 6.29.17

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