Petition for Changes to Taxicab Tariff; Doc. No. 17-004

[47 Pa.B. 3942]
[Saturday, July 15, 2017]


By the Authority:

 The Authority is the sole regulator of all taxicab and limousine service in Philadelphia.1 The Authority is empowered to conduct rate investigations and determine the uniform rate that shall be charged by all taxicabs authorized to provide call or demand service in Philadelphia.2

 On March 31, 2017, the Authority authorized the Taxicab and Limousine Division (''TLD'') to reopen a rate investigation to gather information and comment concerning the petition that was filed with the TLD seeking certain specific amendments to the taxicab tariff.3 After repeated notices were issued by the TLD seeking written comments from the taxicab and limousine industry members, the general public and the Taxicab and Limousine Advisory Committee, and having held a public meeting, and upon review of all information received, the TLD submitted a recommendation to amend the taxicab tariff as outlined below.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved and Ordered by the Board of the Authority as follows:

Section 1. Boundaries of Center City Zone.

 (a) Upon review of the recommendation of TLD staff, the boundaries for the ''flat-rate'' zone for all medallion taxicab trips between the Center City zone and Philadelphia International Airport are to be amended as follows:

''The area 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.''

 (b) The changes to the ''flat-rate'' zone shall be effective on July 1, 2017.

 (c) All rates as outlined in the current taxicab tariff shall remain unchanged.

Section 2. Action by Taxicab and Limousine Division.

 (a) The TLD staff shall ascertain that the new boundaries are posted in all medallion taxicabs.

 (b) The TLD staff shall broadcast this notice to all members of the taxicab and limousine industry by email as well as posting it on the Authority's website and within TLD Headquarters along with depositing this Order with the Pennsylvania Bulletin for publishing.

Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1192. Filed for public inspection July 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]


1  See the act of July 16, 2004, (P.L. 758, No. 94), 53 Pa.C.S. §§ 5701 et seq., as amended, (the ''act'').

2  See 53 Pa.C.S. §§ 5703 and 5720 (relating to rates, wages).

3  See TLD Docket No. P-17-02-01 Petition for Rate Change, filed by taxicab driver Ronald Blount on February 24, 2017.

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