TAXI REGULATORY REVISION IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: BACKGROUND AND IMPLEMENTATION

Starting in January, 1979, the San Diego City Council revised its paratransit regulations and began issuing 6 new taxi permits per month. As of July, 1979, the ratio of new permit issuance was increased to 15 per month. Effective August 1, 1979, the Council replaced the standard rate of fare with a maximum rate, up to which operators may charge what they choose. Other regulatory changes included abolition of the public convenience and necessity certification requirement; provision for fixed route and shared ride services; specification of an appeals process for denial, suspension or revocation of permits; and standardization of licensing fees, insurance and reporting requirements for all paratransit vehicles. This report summarizes the historical background and implementation of these regulatory changes, compares the old and new regulations and describes the local taxi industry prior to the regulatory revisions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    120 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94120

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Research, Development and Demonstration
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Gelb, P M
  • Publication Date: 1981-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 224 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0049-8016Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1982 12:00AM