Dennis Weldon

File photo of Philadelphia taxis. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

PPA Scraps New Taxi Medallions Due To Low Sales

The medallions, required to operate a cab, were the first new ones to be authorized for the city in 15 years, so the Parking Authority expected sales would be brisk and offered them at auction for a minimum bid of $475,000.

03/09/2015

(File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

Regulators Pushing For Upgrades to Philadelphia’s Taxicab Fleet

The Parking Authority’s general counsel admits that taxi operators are likely to resist these changes, and will make their displeasure known as the proposals are opened to public comment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

File photo of Philadelphia taxis. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

No Bids At Parking Authority Taxi Medallion Auction

What if they threw an auction and nobody came? That’s essentially what happened when the Parking Authority offered the first two of 45 new medallions last week.

10/26/2014

Ron Blount, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, at right, testifies.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

All Philadelphia Taxicabs Will Get Security Cameras

“If people know that their face is going to be shown on KYW or CBS, they’re less likely to assault these drivers,” said the president of the Taxi Workers Alliance.

07/24/2014

(New regulations for security cameras and for wheelchair accessibility in Philadelphia taxicabs were approved by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

45 New Philadelphia Taxi Medallions OK’d For Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs

The Philadelphia Parking Authority also approved new rules requiring two security cameras in every taxicab.

06/12/2014

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Red Tape Puts The Brakes On Handicapped-Accessible Cabs

The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s plan to force taxicab owners to convert to wheelchair accessibility is now bogged down in bureaucracy.

04/30/2012

(Taxicabs at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Taxi Owners Upset With PPA’s Decision On New In-Cab Technology

Taxi owners are unhappy because they will be forced to get the equipment from a single provider and use only that provider until the agreement expires in June 2013.

12/19/2011