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New Schedule of Sales of WAV Medallions – REMINDER

Reminder Notice to All Interested Parties:

On March 31, 2017, the Philadelphia Parking Authority Board issued an Order entered at Docket No. 17-003 authorizing the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) to administer the sale of 61 wheelchair accessible vehicle (“WAV”) medallions beginning on June 21, 2017 with new directives as outlined.  The Sale Order may be downloaded here: Docket No. 17-003 Order.  Notice of this Order was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on April 15, 2017.  Please also refer to TLD Regulations 52 Pa. Code §§ 1013.31 – 1013.37 (relating to medallion sales by the Authority).

Also, Form No. MA-1 “Bid Cover” must be submitted by a bidder in its sealed bid in accordance with TLD regulations on the dates and times outlined in the Order, along with all of the required supporting documentation.  Lastly, if a proposed bidder does not currently own a medallion taxicab certificate of public convenience (“CPC”), that person must file Form No. SA-1 “Sale Application” to apply for a medallion taxicab CPC no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled bid date to qualify as an eligible bidder for the WAV medallion sales.  See 52 Pa. Code § 1027.6 (relating to application for sale of transferable rights).  For example, SA-1 applications for proposed bidders to participate in the June 21, 2017 sale must be filed no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017.  Forms MA-1 and SA-1 may be obtained on the TLD’s website at http://www.philapark.org/resources-and-forms/.

If you have any questions concerning the medallion sale process, please contact TLD’s Administrative Counsel Christine Kirlin, Esq. at (215) 683-9653 or at ckirlin@philapark.org.

NFL DRAFT – Taxicabs and TNCs

TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES:
The Philadelphia Office of Special Events has advised the Taxicab and Limousine Division of the following arrangements for taxicab and TNC drivers servicing the NFL Draft event on the Parkway as follows:
Taxicab and Transportation Network Company (“TNC”) operators are directed to stage and queue on the north side of Spring Garden Street between 22nd Street and 17th Street in the westbound parking lane.  The Philadelphia Police Department will regulate the flow of taxicab and TNC traffic westbound onto Pennsylvania Avenue as conditions permit.  Once fares are picked up, vehicles may then continue westbound on Pennsylvania Avenue out of the area or turn around at 25th Street and exit the area eastbound via Spring Garden Street or Pennsylvania Avenue.  Taxicab and TNC operators are directed to use the dedicated queue lane and not obstruct the lane.  Philadelphia Police will enforce applicable laws and regulations relating to double parking, blocking of intersections and the unsafe operation of motor vehicles.

Download Notice Here: Enforcement Bulletin NFL Draft 4.26.17

 

Michael Casey, Director

Taxicab and Limousine Division

New Schedule of Sales of Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab Medallions

Notice to All Interested Parties:

On March 31, 2017, the Philadelphia Parking Authority Board issued an Order entered at Docket No. 17-003 authorizing the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) to administer the sale of 61 wheelchair accessible vehicle (“WAV”) medallions beginning on June 21, 2017 with new directives as outlined.  The Sale Order may be downloaded here: Docket No. 17-003 Order

Notice of this Order will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on April 15, 2017.  Please also refer to TLD Regulations 52 Pa. Code §§ 1013.31 – 1013.37 (relating to medallion sales by the Authority).

Also, Form No. MA-1 “Bid Cover” must be submitted by a bidder in its sealed bid in accordance with TLD regulations on the dates and times outlined in the Order, along with all of the required supporting documentation.  Lastly, if a proposed bidder does not currently own a medallion taxicab certificate of public convenience (“CPC”), that person must file Form No. SA-1 “Sale Application” to apply for a medallion taxicab CPC no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled bid date to qualify as an eligible bidder for the WAV medallion sales.  See 52 Pa. Code § 1027.6 (relating to application for sale of transferable rights).  For example, SA-1 applications for proposed bidders to participate in the June 21, 2017 sale must be filed no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017.  Forms MA-1 and SA-1 may be obtained on the TLD’s website at http://www.philapark.org/resources-and-forms/.

If you have any questions concerning the medallion sale process, please contact TLD’s Administrative Counsel Christine Kirlin, Esq. at (215) 683-9653 or at ckirlin@philapark.org.

Michael Casey, TLD Director

Notice of Taxicab Rate Review and Request for Public Comment

To All Interested Parties:
On March 31, 2017, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (“Authority”) approved, through oral resolution, the recommendation of the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) to reopen a rate review investigation pursuant to the attached petition that was filed by certified taxicab driver Ronald Blount (“Petition”).  A copy of the Petition may be downloaded here: Petition P-17-02-01.
The TLD previously issued notice by email to all industry members on March 8, 2017 seeking public comment concerning the Petition, along with posting the notice to the general public on the Authority’s website and publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on March 18, 2017.  These notices also contained information regarding the public comment hearing that was held by the TLD on March 30, 2017 at the Independence Visitor’s Center.
Now, based upon the Petition and the TLD’s recommendation to the Authority, the TLD seeks further information and comment from the public at large and the industry concerning the reopening of a rate review, including but not limited to:
(1) Peak-hour surcharges;
(2) A review of the current method for determining a fuel surcharge;
(3) The boundaries outlined in the current taxicab tariff for flat-rate trips between the “Center City Zone” and the Philadelphia International Airport (“PHL”);
(4) Service fees and surcharges;
(5) Flat-rate trips;
(6) Minimum trips in and out of PHL; and
(7) any other requests as outlined in the Petition.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by May 12, 2017 to the attention of Christine A. Kirlin, Esq. to ckirlin@philapark.org or by mail: Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division, 2415 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.  If you have any questions, you may contact Ms. Kirlin at (215) 683-9653.
Thank you.
Michael Casey, Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority

Notice of Taxicab Rate Review – Request for Public Comment

Notice To All Interested Parties:

On February 22, 2017, a Petition for Rate Change (“Petition”) was filed with the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s (“Authority”) Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”) requesting a change to the existing rates charged by taxicabs operating in Philadelphia.  A copy of the Petition may be downloaded here: Petition No. P-17-02-01.

The Petition requests, among other things, that:

1.) The Authority re-establish boundaries of all taxicab trips within the airport flat-rate zone;
2.) The minimum fare originating from PHL airport be increased from $11.00 to $20.00, which includes the $1.50 egress fee;
3.) A convenience fee of $1.00 be charged to a taxicab customer using a credit card, or in the alternative, a 5% convenience fee be charged to a taxicab customer using a credit card;
4.) The mileage and waiting time increments be increased from $0.23 to $0.25;
5.) A $0.50 per trip “rush hour” surcharge be added to all taxicab fares between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and between 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and
6.) Taxicab drivers be provided the option of charging a $35.00 cleaning fee to a taxicab passenger that vomits or intentionally incapacities the inside of a taxicab from the use of other riders.

The TLD will formally request to the Authority on March 24, 2017 to approve the reopening of a rate investigation. Contingent upon the Authority’s approval, the TLD is now seeking information and comment from the public-at-large, members of the taxicab, limousine and dispatcher industry, prospective and current technology vendors and any other interested parties regarding the Petition.

The TLD will hold a public comment hearing concerning the Petition on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 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. This notice will also be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on March 18, 2017.

The TLD requests that all comments that are to be presented at the public comment 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 matter. 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