Regulation of Transportation Network Companies; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Request for Public Comment; Public Comment Hearing

[47 Pa.B. 4135]
[Saturday, July 29, 2017]

 The act of November 4, 2016 (P.L. 1222, No. 164) (Act 164) legalized the services provided by transportation network companies (TNC), such as Uber and Lyft, to operate in Philadelphia under the exclusive regulatory 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 seeking information and comment from the public at large, members of the taxicab, limousine, dispatcher and TNC industries, prospective and existing technology vendors, and other interested parties regarding suggestions as to the language and requirements of proposed TNC regulations. Comments should include specific section references to 53 Pa.C.S. Chapter 57A, delineate the rationale for the proposed regulations and specific proposed language for the regulations. The proposed rulemaking must be consistent with Act 164.

 The TLD will hold a public comment hearing on Thursday, August 31, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the IATSE Ballroom, 2401 Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

 Due to the comprehensive nature of this proposed rulemaking, interested parties will be given 60 days from the date of publication of this advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Pennsylvania Bulletin for the submission of written comments, which is no later than September 27, 2017. Written comments shall be submitted to the attention of Christine A. Kirlin, Esq., TLD Director, Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division, 2415 South Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148-4113,

Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1251. Filed for public inspection July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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