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2008 Medallion Taxicab Vehicles

To All Interested Parties:

The purpose of this notice is to address questions I have recently received from members of the taxicab industry relating to 2008 taxicabs reaching their retirement age of 8 model years on December 31, 2016.

On November 4, 2016, Governor Wolf signed Act 164 into law which, among other things, changed the TLD taxicab inspection process. Under Act 164, medallion taxicabs will no longer be subject to biannual inspections. Therefore, the last day on which a 2008 model year vehicle may be operated in taxicab service is December 31, 2016.

However, on December 1, 2016, the TLD issued an Order extending the deadline for medallion taxicab certificate holders to replace model year 2008 taxicab vehicles to April 1, 2017. Therefore, all 2008 model year medallion taxicab vehicles operating in Philadelphia must be replaced by April 1, 2017. (Download Order No. P-16-11-10 Here)

Michael Casey
Director
Taxicab & Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
T 215-683-9417
F 215-683-9437
mcaseytld@philapark.org

 

Notice of Public Comment Hearing

Notice To All Interested Parties:
Pursuant to the passage of Act 164 of November 4, 2016 (“effective date”), the Philadelphia Parking Authority (“Authority”) is required to promulgate temporary regulations within 90 days of the effective date.  The temporary regulations must address certain issues relating to the regulation of taxicab and limousines providing service in Philadelphia (see Act 164 § 57B02).
Therefore, the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) of the Authority seeks information and comment from the public at large, industry members and prospective/current vendors of associated industry equipment concerning the temporary regulations.
The TLD will hold a public comment hearing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Independence Visitor Center, Liberty View Ballroom, 2nd Floor, at 1 N. Independence Mall West, 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
The TLD is also seeking any written comments concerning the temporary regulations.  The TLD requests that all comments that are to be presented at the hearing also be submitted in writing either before or at the hearing to the attention of Christine Kirlin, Esq., Administrative Counsel, at ckirlin@philapark.org or by mail to her attention at Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division, 2415 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148-4113.
The TLD very much appreciates your input concerning this important endeavor.  Thank you.
Michael Casey, Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
T 215-683-9417
F 215-683-9437
MCaseyTLD@philapark.org

Re: Medallion Sales Cancelled

Notice To All Interested Parties:

On July 9, 2016, notice was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin (46 Pa.B. 3776) of the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board Order No. 16-001 (“Authority Order”) directing the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) to administer the sale of 41 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 WAV medallions. To date, the Authority has sold five (5) medallions. The remaining WAV medallions were listed to be sold as follows:

Scheduled Sale Dates & Medallion Nos.
November 30, 2016: WP-1622, WP-1623, WP-1626, WP-1628, WP-1632, WP-1633, WP-1634, WP-1635, WP-1636, WP-1637, WP-1638, WP-1639, WP-1640, WP-1641, WP-1642, WP-1643, WP-1644, WP-1647, WP-1648, WP-1649, WP-1651, WP-1652, WP-1653, WP-1654, WP-1655 & WP-1656

December 7, 2016: WP-1657, WP-1658, WP-1661, WP-1665, WP-1666, WP-1667, WP-1668, WP-1669, WP-1670, & WP-1671

However, pursuant to Authority Order under Paragraph No. 10, the TLD Director exercised his discretion to remove the remaining aforementioned 36 WAV medallions from being sold as scheduled on the bid opening dates of November 30, 2016 and December 7, 2016. The TLD will request that the Authority Board cancel these sales until such time that the TLD Director, at his discretion, places any of the aforementioned medallions before the Authority for a new sale authorization, pursuant to such terms and conditions as the Authority may then impose.

Michael Casey, Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
T (215) 683-9417
F (215) 683-9437
mcaseyTLD@philapark.org

Notice of Rescheduling of Sales of Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab Medallions

To All Interested Parties:

On July 9, 2016, notice was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin (46 Pa.B. 3776) of the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board Order No. 16-001 (“Authority Order”) directing the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) to administer the sale of 41 Philadelphia taxicab medallions, each of which are designated as wheelchair accessible vehicle (“WAV”) taxicab medallions (Download Authority Order No. 16-001).  This notice included the date, time and location of the bid openings for each of these WAV medallions.

However, pursuant to the Authority Order under Paragraph No. 10, TLD Director Michael Casey exercised his discretion to remove certain medallions from the scheduled bid opening dates as follows: October 5, 2016, October 12, 2016, October 26, 2016 and November 16, 2016. Additionally, there was a lack of participation of responsive bids for certain WAV medallions scheduled to be sold on November 2, 2016 and November 10, 2016. The TLD Director has rescheduled those sales pursuant to Paragraphs Nos. 12 and 13. Therefore, an updated schedule is as follows:

Scheduled Sale Dates & Medallion Nos.
November 30, 2016: WP-1622, WP-1623, WP-1626, WP-1628, WP-1632, WP-1633, WP-1634, WP-1635, WP-1636, WP-1637, WP-1638, WP-1639, WP-1640, WP-1641, WP-1642, WP-1643, WP-1644, WP-1647, WP-1648, WP-1649, WP-1651, WP-1652, WP-1653, WP-1654, WP-1655 & WP-1656

December 7, 2016: WP-1657, WP-1658, WP-1661, WP-1665, WP-1666, WP-1667, WP-1668, WP-1669, WP-1670, & WP-1671

Please refer to the Authority Order for all instructions for submitting bids and other information concerning the sales of these WAV medallions. Also attached here is Form No. MA-1 “Bid Cover” for your use and reference (Download MA-1).  Notices of rescheduled and alternate bid dates was and will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on November 5, 2016 (46 Pa.B. 7057), November 19, 2016 (46 Pa.B. 7423) and December 3, 2016.

Lastly, each bid submission must be accompanied by a “Bid Submission Form” and each bidder must have an authorized representative present at the bid opening and present a notice of appearance for the bid. Attached here are both forms (Download Bid Submission Form ; Download Bid Notice of Appearance).

Michael Casey, Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
T (215) 683-9417
F (215) 683-9437
mcaseyTLD@philapark.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Act 164 – Legalizing TNCs & Taxicab and Limousine Amendments

To All Interested Parties:

On November 4, 2016, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 984 into law (“Act 164”) which legalizes Transportation Network Companies (“TNC”), such as Uber and Lyft, to provide transportation services Philadelphia. Act 164 also changes the way the Philadelphia Parking Authority regulates taxicabs and limousines providing service in Philadelphia. Act 164 is effective immediately.

Here is the link to read Act 164: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2015&sInd=0&body=S&type=B&bn=984.

Here is also the link Governor Wolf’s press for Act 164: https://www.governor.pa.gov/governor-wolf-signs-law-legalizing-ride-sharing-statewide/.

If you have any questions concerning your understanding of Act 164, you may contact an attorney.

Michael Casey, Director
Taxicab & Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
T 215-683-9417
F 215-683-9437
E-Mail MCaseyTLD@philapark.org

Notice of Rescheduling of Sales of Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab Medallions

To All Interested Parties:
On July 9, 2016, notice was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin (46 Pa.B. 3776) of the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board Order No. 16-001 (“Authority Order”) directing the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) to administer the sale of 41 Philadelphia taxicab medallions, each of which are designated as wheelchair accessible vehicle (“WAV”) taxicab medallions (Download Authority Order No. 16-001).  This notice included the date, time and location of the bid openings for each of these WAV medallions.
However, pursuant to the Authority Order under Paragraph No. 10, TLD Director Michael Casey exercised his discretion to remove certain medallions from the scheduled bid opening dates as follows: October 5, 2015; October 12, 2016; October 19, 2016; October 26, 2016 and November 16, 2016. Additionally, there was a lack of participation of bids for certain WAV medallions scheduled to be sold on November 2, 2016. The TLD Director has rescheduled those sales pursuant to Paragraph Nos. 12 and 13. Therefore, an updated schedule is as follows:
Scheduled Sale Dates & Medallion Nos.
November 10, 2016: WP-1662, WP-1663, WP-1664, WP-1665, WP-1666 & WP-1667
November 30, 2016: WP-1622, WP-1623, WP-1626, WP-1628, WP-1632, WP-1633, WP-1634, WP-1635, WP-1636, WP-1637, WP-1638, WP-1639, WP-1640, WP-1641, WP-1642, WP-1643, WP-1644, WP-1647, WP-1648, WP-1649, WP-1651, WP-1652, WP-1653, WP-1654, WP-1655 & WP-1656
December 7, 2016: WP-1657, WP-1658, WP-1661, WP-1668, WP-1669, WP-1670, & WP-1671
Please refer to the Authority Order for all instructions for submitting bids and other information concerning the sales of these WAV medallions.  Also attached here is Form No. MA-1 “Bid Cover” for your use and reference (Download MA-1).  Notices of rescheduled and alternate bid dates was and will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on November 5, 2016 (46 Pa.B. 7057) and November 19, 2016.

Michael Casey, Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
T (215) 683-9417
F (215) 683-9437