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Notice of Public Comment Hearing

Notice to all Interested Parties:

The Philadelphia Parking Authority Taxicab and Limousine Division seeks information and comment from the public at large, prospective vendors of associated equipment and the industry concerning Proposed Rulemaking Order 126-11 “Modern Taxicab Standards” which will require all vehicles proposed for medallion taxicab service after a designated date to be wheelchair accessible and otherwise comply with the Authority’s regulations, including vehicle age and mileage requirements. Similar requirements will apply to partial-rights taxicabs.

The Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on June 13, 2015 and is attached here for your convenience (Download).  Further information may be obtained on IRRC’s website at

We request that all comments that are to be presented at the hearing also be submitted in writing either before or at the hearing to the attention of Christine Kirlin, Esq., Administrative Counsel, at or by mail: Philadelphia Parking Authority Taxicab and Limousine Division, 2415 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148-4113.

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Independence Visitor Center, Liberty View Ballroom, 2nd Floor, at 1 N. Independence Mall West, 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Please call Stephanie DeJesse at (215) 683-9785 with any questions.

We very much appreciate your input concerning this important endeavor.

James R. Ney, Director
Taxicab & Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
T 215-683-9417
F 215-683-9437