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Taxicab Tariff Rate Increases

Notice to All Interested Parties:

Pursuant to a petition for a taxicab rate review that was filed with the Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”), the Philadelphia Parking Authority (“Authority”) approved changes to the taxicab tariff’s rate structure which increases the mileage and waiting time increments from $0.23 to $0.25.  Attached hereto is a copy of Authority Order 17-005 (“Order”) (Download Order No. 17-005 ). The new rates are effective September 1, 2017.  The Order will also be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on August 5, 2017.

As a result of this metered fare increase, all taxicab meters have to be recalibrated to reflect the new rates.  Pursuant to the Order, all taxicab owners are required to make immediate arrangements with the meter technology vendor for each taxicab to have the meter adjusted with the new rates.

For taxicab utilizing an approved Verifone (“VTS”) meter, please see the attached schedule for the next two weeks scheduling certain medallion taxicabs to appear at the VTS location at 7th Street and Packer Avenue (Download VTS Meter Upgrade Schedule Week 1 and Week 2).  A new schedule for all remaining medallion taxicabs will be issued weekly.

For taxicabs utilizing an approved CMT meter system, please contact your fleet manager/dispatcher to have the adjustments completed on the meter.

Once a taxicab meter is adjusted to reflect this rate change, the taxicab shall be immediately presented to the TLD’s inspection garage during normal business hours to have the meter tested and sealed.

If you have any questions concerning this notice and meter adjustments, please contact the TLD Enforcement Department at

Thank you,

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Taxicab and Limousine Division