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WAV Taxicab Driver Requirements

Effective today, September 2, 2015, the TLD has waived the WAV taxicab driver prerequisite outlined in 52 Pa. Code 1021.5a (b)(7)(i) requiring WAV taxicab driver applicants to have at least 2 years of Philadelphia taxicab service during the immediately preceding 3 years. Hence forth, the Authority will require WAV taxicab driver applicants to have just 1 year of Philadelphia taxicab service as an Authority certificated driver during the immediately preceding 3 years.

This waiver was granted in an effort to meet the needs of both the community of people with disabilities and industry members to provide WAV taxicab services in Philadelphia. This decision may be viewed here (Download).

All WAV taxicabs must be operated only by certified WAV taxicab drivers. The Authority’s WAV taxicab regulations along with Form No. DR-4 “WAV Driver Application” may be obtained on the TLD’s “Resources and Forms” page of this website. If you have any questions concerning the WAV taxicab driver requirements, please contact TLD Administration at

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