HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved a temporary request submitted by the Pocono Cab Company (Pocono Cab) allowing for the pick-up and delivery of customers’ pre-ordered grocery and pharmacy items during the Governor’s current stay-at-home order.
Pocono Cab is authorized to provide call or demand taxi service in Monroe, Pike, Carbon, and Northampton counties – but the company does not currently have PUC authority for “expressage” service to transport and deliver packages that are not accompanied by a passenger.
The Commission voted 5-0 to grant a temporary waiver to Pocono Cab, allowing for limited expressage service, based on an increase in public demand and the importance of limiting travel and promoting social distancing.
Specifically, the Commission’s order allows the company’s taxis to pick-up and deliver customers’ pre-ordered items from grocery stores and pharmacies, according to their existing rates, for the duration of the stay-at-home order issued by the Governor.
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Docket No.: P-2020-3019420