HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) today fined Germantown Cab Co. (Company) $9,950 for violations of the Public Utility Code and Commission regulations.
The Commission voted 5-0 to fine the company $9,950 for violations including:
- Having its meter regulated so that a higher rate was charged than on file with the Commission;
- Failing to have a fuel tank filler cap in place;
- Failing to display a Commission-issued complaint decal on its vehicle;
- Failing to have its vehicle marked with the number of its Commission certificate of public convenience; and
- Failing to have a properly secured rear seat.
The violations stemmed from a complaint filed against the company, after Commission enforcement officers conducted annual inspections of the company’s vehicles.
Germantown Cab Co. provides taxi and paratransit service in Philadelphia County.
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Docket No. C-2010-2175330