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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1717



Petition for Changes to Taxicab Tariff; Doc. No. 17-005, as Amended

[47 Pa.B. 6453]
[Saturday, October 14, 2017]

 On August 23, 2017, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (Authority) Board amended Order No. 17-005 by extending the effective date of the taxicab tariff's mileage and waiting time increment increase to $0.25 until December 1, 2017, under a petition filed with the Taxicab and Limousine Division (TLD) by taxicab driver Ronald Blount. See original Order No. 17-005 published at 47 Pa.B. 4609 (August 5, 2017). An updated taxicab tariff reflecting the new schedule of rates and new effective date December 1, 2017, follows as Exhibit A.

 All owners of taxicabs under the jurisdiction of the Authority shall make arrangements with the meter technology vendor of each taxicab prior to December 1, 2017, for adjustments to the meter concerning this rate change. Immediately upon compliance with the rate adjustment on the meter, the taxicab shall be presented to the TLD for a meter inspection and a seal prior to returning to service. The TLD will not be publishing an amended schedule. The medallion owner is responsible for ensuring that it adheres to the aforementioned deadline.

Exhibit A


Applicable for the transportation of persons, their baggage, parcels and property in any taxicab providing service under the jurisdiction of the Philadelphia Parking Authority

Section 1. Metered Rate.

 • First 1/10 mile (flag drop) or fraction thereof:

 • Each additional 1/10 mile or fraction thereof:

 • Each 37.6 seconds of wait time under
10-11 MPH:

 * Tips are not included in the fare.

 * Fares are per cab, not per person.

 * Applies to all trips except for flat rate trips defined in Section 2.

 * Tolls are to be paid by the customer to cover round-trips. Tolls that are charged one-way such as the bridges to New Jersey must be paid regardless of the direction of travel. Tolls that are charged each way such as turnpike tolls shall be doubled to compensate the driver for the return trip.

 * There is no additional charge for handling baggage or other items that can be safely carried in the vehicle.

Section 2. Flat Rate Trips Between the Center City Zone and the Airport.

Flat Rate Zone Boundaries

 The flat rate is charged in lieu of the metered rate by all Medallion Taxicabs for trips between the Philadelphia International Airport and the Center City Zone. Effective July 1, 2017, as expanded by Authority Order 17-004, the Flat Rate Zone is defined as 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.

Flat Rate Zone Trip Rates

Flat Rate from the Center City Zone to the Airport: $28.50 per one way trip regardless of the number of passengers.

Flat Rate from the Airport to the Center City Zone: $28.50 per one way trip for one (1) passenger. A $1.00 per passenger surcharge for each additional passenger after the first will be added to the meter after the flat rate fee is engaged on the meter by the driver after leaving the Airport. This applies only to passengers over the age of twelve (12). If the trip necessitates a drop-off at more than one destination in the Center City Zone, the following applies: the flat rate and all additional per passenger surcharges of $1.00 each are to be collected upon departure of the first passenger in the Center City Zone. The driver will then reset the meter initiating a new flag drop using the standard meter rates above for each of the remaining passengers if each requires a separate drop-off.

Section 3. Airport Egress Fee & Minimum Airport Fares.

 • The $1.50 Airport egress fee shall be added to all metered fares leaving the Philadelphia International Airport.

 • The minimum fare that will include the egress fee for any trip starting at an airport taxicab stand shall be $11.00.

 • The Airport egress fee will not be added to any trip that is being charged the flat-rate to the Center City Zone as defined in Section 2.

Section 4. Fuel Surcharge.

 On April 23, 2012, the Authority Board approved a measure implementing a fuel surcharge system for all Philadelphia taxicabs and airport transfer service (a classification of limousine service). The surcharge system allows for the fuel surcharge to change monthly based on fluctuating gas prices as described in the April 23, 2012 resolution. As required, the average price per gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline must be evaluated each month, the corresponding surcharge determined and then posted on the Taxicab and Limousine page of the Authority's website on the third Friday of that month for the following month. Please refer to for the current fuel surcharge that is added to the taxicab metered fare.

Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1717. Filed for public inspection October 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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