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1053.21.    Purpose.
1053.22.    Method of operation.
1053.23.    Vehicle and equipment requirements.
1053.24.    Consumer information.

§ 1053.21. Purpose.

 This subchapter applies to luxury limousine service.

§ 1053.22. Method of operation.


 (a)  A common carrier operating luxury limousine service shall have the following rights and be subject to the following conditions:

   (1)  To transport persons on an exclusive basis between points as authorized by the certificate, if the order for service is received in advance of the actual rendering of service and not by street hail.

   (2)  To charge for service based upon use of a limousine with payment made by a single person or organization and not by passengers as individuals.


 (b)  Direct, in-person solicitation of a passenger by the driver or a representative of the driver or certificate holder is prohibited.

§ 1053.23. Vehicle and equipment requirements.


 (a)  Luxury limousine service may be operated only in luxury type vehicles.


 (b)  Luxury type vehicles are vehicles manufactured or subsequently modified so that they have physical configurations and accessory features that are not considered as being ordinary, standard or commonplace in lower to moderately priced vehicles. Luxury type vehicles are intended to afford patrons a higher level of service and comfort than are ordinarily available in call or demand, paratransit and airport transfer services. To qualify as a luxury type vehicle, a vehicle must have at a minimum: air conditioning, AM/FM stereo radio, deluxe leather or deluxe fabric upholstery, deluxe wheels or wheel covers, four doors and a wheelbase of at least 109 inches. Other amenities which limousine service might afford are CD changer, Internet access, reading lights, work desk or table, cellular phone, refrigerator, television, VCR, DVD player, extended wheelbase and privacy dividers.

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  1053.1 (relating to standard classifications of limousine service).

§ 1053.24. Consumer information.

 Unless otherwise permitted by the Authority, luxury limousine certificate holders shall post an Authority-issued complaint decal in a conspicuous location inside the vehicle which lists the telephone number and web site to be used to lodge a complaint or provide the following notice on the receipt for service:

 For complaints and information, contact the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Taxicab and Limousine Division at (215) 683-9440 or TLDEnforcement@ Include the company name and CPC# for all complaints.

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