SFMTA to Present New Medallion Reform Proposal at August Taxi Meetings
Release date: August 6, 2012
*** Press Release ***
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni) and the regulation of taxis, today announced that it will review a new proposal to make the taxi medallion transfer program permanent at three upcoming meetings. This proposal with be presented to the SFMTA Board of Directors for their approval at the August 21 meeting. All industry professionals as well as taxi customers are encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, August 7
Taxi Town Hall Meetings
Monday, August 13
Taxi Advisory Council (TAC)
All three meetings will be held at:
1 South Van Ness Avenue
2nd Floor, Atrium Conference Room
Nearby Muni Routes: 6, 9, 14, 47, 49, 71, F Market, Metro—Van Ness Station
The new proposal that will be presented at these meetings can be reviewed at www.sfmta.com/taxi. The medallion transfer program began as a pilot in 2010. The new proposal recommends making the transfer program permanent.
The SFMTA continues to conduct regular taxi town hall meetings at least once a month to seek input from all interested parties on ways to improve the taxi industry. The topics to be discussed at these meetings are posted in advance at www.sfmta.com/taxi.
The SFMTA encourages all San Francisco residents and visitors to always hire a San Francisco taxi. Legitimate local taxis are easy to spot by the label “San Francisco Taxicab” on the side and rear of each vehicle as well as by the prominent display of the taxi medallion and the driver’s identification. By choosing a San Francisco taxi, customers are assured that they will have a safe ride in a vehicle that has received regular inspections and is properly insured. Customers have the added benefit of knowing that they are supporting their local taxi drivers.
All customer complaints should be reported to 311. For more information about San Francisco taxis, please visit www.sfmta.com/taxis.
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