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2008 Medallion Taxicab Vehicles

To All Interested Parties:

The purpose of this notice is to address questions I have recently received from members of the taxicab industry relating to 2008 taxicabs reaching their retirement age of 8 model years on December 31, 2016.

On November 4, 2016, Governor Wolf signed Act 164 into law which, among other things, changed the TLD taxicab inspection process. Under Act 164, medallion taxicabs will no longer be subject to biannual inspections. Therefore, the last day on which a 2008 model year vehicle may be operated in taxicab service is December 31, 2016.

However, on December 1, 2016, the TLD issued an Order extending the deadline for medallion taxicab certificate holders to replace model year 2008 taxicab vehicles to April 1, 2017. Therefore, all 2008 model year medallion taxicab vehicles operating in Philadelphia must be replaced by April 1, 2017. (Download Order No. P-16-11-10 Here)

Michael Casey
Taxicab & Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
T 215-683-9417
F 215-683-9437