Authorization of Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab Medallions; Doc. No. 19-002
[49 Pa.B. 3702]
[Saturday, July 13, 2019]
By the Authority:
The Authority is the sole regulator of all taxicab, limousine and transportation network services in Philadelphia.1 The purpose of this Order is to authorize the sale of new taxicab medallions.2 The Authority is currently authorized to issue and sell 44 new taxicab medallions, which includes 29 authorized medallions that were not sold at previously scheduled sales due to lack of participation and 15 new medallions that were authorized for sale and issuance as of June 1, 2019.3
It Is Ordered That:
1. The Director of the Authority's Taxicab and Limousine Division (''TLD''), or her designee (the ''Director''), is authorized to administer the sale of 44 new Philadelphia taxicab medallions currently authorized by the Act.
2. Each of the 44 medallions authorized for sale by this Order is hereby designated a wheelchair-accessible vehicle taxicab (''WAV'') medallion,4 in perpetuity.
3. Each of the medallions authorized for sale by this Order will be identified by the letters ''WP'' (Wheelchair Philadelphia), which shall precede the unique number assigned to the medallion.
4. Each medallion authorized by this Order will be sold separately by sealed competitive bid, as provided by the Authority's regulations.5
5. Each sealed bid6 for a medallion must be filed with the TLD Clerk, by hand delivery, at the TLD's headquarters at 2415 South Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.
6. In order to be considered filed, a medallion bid must be time stamped by the TLD's Clerk.
7. The Clerk may only time stamp a medallion bid as follows:
a) Between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the business day preceding the date of the scheduled medallion sale; or
b) Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on the day of the scheduled medallion sale.
8. The upset price for each medallion will be $10,000. The Board does not set this minimum bid based upon an understanding of fair market value, but as a basis to permit the market to set the appropriate value of this class of medallion and to facilitate more of this vital form of transportation service to the riding public.
9. The Director may, in her discretion, remove any medallion from a scheduled bid opening date. In this case, the sale of that medallion may be rescheduled for sale as provided in this Order.
10. The Director may, in her discretion, remove any medallion from a scheduled bid opening date and place the medallion before this Board for a new sale authorization, pursuant to such terms and conditions as the Board may then impose.
11. The sealed bids for the medallions will be opened by the Director at the TLD's headquarters at 10:00 a.m. at 2415 South Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 as follows:
a) On September 18, 2019: Medallion Nos. WP-1662, WP-1663, WP-1664, WP-1665, WP-1666, WP-1667, WP-1668 and WP-1669.
b) On September 25, 2019: Medallion Nos. WP-1670, WP-1671, WP-1673, WP-1674, WP-1675, WP-1676, WP-1677, WP-1678, WP-1679, WP-1680, WP-1681 and WP-1682.
c) On October 2, 2019: Medallion Nos. WP-1683, WP-1684, WP-1685, WP-1686, WP-1687, WP-1688, WP-1689, WP-1690, WP-1691, WP-1696, WP-1697 and WP-1698.
d) On October 9, 2019: Medallion Nos. WP-1699, WP-1700, WP-1701, WP-1702, WP-1703, WP-1704, WP-1705, WP-1706, WP-1707, WP-1708, WP-1709 and WP-1710.
12. Medallions scheduled for bid on September 18, 2019 but rescheduled by the Director, may be scheduled for sale on October 16, 2019.
13. Medallions scheduled for bid on September 25, 2019, but rescheduled by the Director, may be scheduled for sale on October 23, 2019.
14. Medallions scheduled for bid on October 2, 2019, but rescheduled by the Director, may be scheduled for sale on October 30, 2019.
15. Medallions scheduled for bid on October 9, 2019, but rescheduled by the Director, may be scheduled for sale on November 6, 2019.
16. Upon removal of a medallion from a scheduled bid date, the Director shall promptly identify the alternate bid date, if applicable, that will apply to that medallion as provided for in this Order on the Authority's Internet website and through a notice published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
17. The mandatory closing date for every medallion assigned to a successful bidder is 60 days from the date of the successful bid at the scheduled sale, unless extended by the Director for good cause. The Director may not extend the closing date beyond 40 days from the mandatory closing date. In the event the closing on the sale of a medallion authorized by this Order does not occur within 100 days of the successful bid at the scheduled sale, this authorization to sell that medallion is voided pending further order of the Board.
18. The contact person for this Order is Christine A. Kirlin, Esq., Director, Taxicab and Limousine Division, (215) 683-9653.
19. The Executive Director shall cause this Order to be deposited with the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1086. Filed for public inspection July 12, 2019, 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, and the Act of Nov. 4, 2016, (P.L. 1222, No. 164), 53 Pa.C.S. Chapters 57A and 57B, (the ''Act'').
2 See 53 Pa.C.S. §§ 5711(c)(2) and 5717(a) (relating to power of authority to issue certificates of public convenience, additional certificates and medallions).
4 See 52 Pa. Code § 1011.2 (relating to definitions); see also 53 Pa.C.S. § 5717(c).
5 See 52 Pa. Code §§ 1013.31—37 (relating to Subchapter C. medallion sales by the Authority); see also 53 Pa.C.S. § 5717 (relating to additional certificates and medallions).
6 See 53 Pa. Code § 1013.35 (relating to procedures for bidding).
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