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.
De Leuw, Cather and Company120 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA United States 94120
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Research, Development and Demonstration
Washington, DC United States 20590
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
- Gelb, P M
- Publication Date: 1981-7
- Pagination: 224 p.
- TRT Terms: Fares; Fixed routes; Insurance; Laws and legislation; Licenses; Paratransit services; Permits; Policy; Regulations; Ridesharing; Taxi services; Transportation; Urban transportation
- Geographic Terms: San Diego (California)
- Subject Areas: Law; Policy; Transportation (General); I10: Economics and Administration;
- 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