Philadelphia Taxis & Limos
The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) has regulatory oversight of taxicabs and limousine services in the city of Philadelphia.
Act 94 of 2004 transfers oversight of Medallion taxicabs from the Public Utility Commission to the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA). On April 10, 2005, the PPA officially began regulatory oversight of Medallion taxicabs.
Medallion taxicabs are identified by the presence of a metal disc upon the hood of the taxicab, and the presence of a four digit number preceded by the letter “P”, painted on the fenders of the taxicab.
Medallion taxicabs that provide service between points within Philadelphia, from points within Philadelphia to destinations outside of Philadelphia, and from points outside of Philadelphia to points within Philadelphia are regulated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
Some Philadelphia Medallion taxicabs have been granted operating authority from the Public Utility Commission to provide taxicab service between points outside of Philadelphia. This service will remain regulated by the Public Utility Commission.
Currently there are five non-Medallion taxi carriers authorized to provide taxicab service to designated areas within Philadelphia on a non-city wide basis. These carriers are:
- Bennett Cab Service
- Concord Coach Taxi
- Bucks County Services
- Penn-Del Cab
- Germantown Cab Company
The Philadelphia Parking Authority will regulate these carriers when they are providing service in PPA authorized vehicles between points in their Philadelphia designated area, from points in their Philadelphia designated area to destinations outside of Philadelphia, and from points outside of Philadelphia to points within their Philadelphia designated area. These carriers also provide taxicab service between points outside of Philadelphia, which will remain regulated by the Public Utility Commission.
Limousine Service in Philadelphia
Effective April 10, 2005,Act 94 of 2004 transfers oversight of limousines providing service between points within Philadelphia, and service from an airport, railroad station or hotel located in Philadelphia, from the Public Utility Commission to the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Limousine carriers that hold operating authority from both the Public Utility Commission and the Philadelphia Parking Authority will be regulated by the PPA for transportation to and from Philadelphia. All other limousine transportation within Pennsylvania will be regulated by the Public Utility Commission.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s scope of limousine service also includes carriers providing limousine service, airport transfer service and group and party service as defined by the Public Utility Commission.
Philadelphia Parking Authority
Questions and/or complaints about limousine service as regulated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority should be forwarded to 1-888-591-3636 or www.philapark.org.
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