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8/10/23 CPUC Meeting on Autonomous Vehicles

Effective Date
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 9:00am
News categories
Taxi Industry

TO: San Francisco Taxi Drivers, Color Schemes and Medallion Holders

Please be advised that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a meeting regarding autonomous vehicles. 

Date                            08/10/2023
Time                            11:00 AM
Location                      CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102; also available via webcast or phone
Call-in-Number            (800) 857-1917
Participant CODE        9899501#
Contact              or call (415) 703-5263

Please view this webpage for additional details, which is replicated below.

To attend CPUC Voting Meeting in-person

Location: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

To watch CPUC public meetings only (no public comment)


  • Participants will have audio and video but will not be able to make comments or ask questions. To make comments or ask questions, please join via the phone line.
  • For captions, after clicking on the name of the meeting, click the green button below the video. Then select captions by clicking on the white icon next to the word “live” at the bottom of the video.
  • The webcast will also be recorded and archived for future viewing.

To make a public comment by speaking

If you would like to speak during the public comment period at the start of the meeting, you may comment in-person or participate by phone. We encourage you to call in or sign-up by 11 a.m. however you may make a public comment until the public comment period has ended. Reminder: parties to a proceeding cannot speak to issues related to the proceeding to which they are a party, nor can the public comment on matters outside the CPUC’s jurisdiction or on adjudicatory matters.

Phone line:

  • English Phone: 1-800-857-1917, passcode: 9899501#
  • Spanish Phone: 1-800-857-1917, passcode: 3799627#


  • If you are attending in-person and wish to make a public comment, please sign-up at the Public Advisor’s table.
  • To make a comment by phone, dial 1-800-857-1917 and enter the passcode for the English or Spanish phone line, as indicated above. To make a public comment, unmute your phone, and press *1 (star one) when prompted by the operator. Once you press *1 you will be prompted to state your name and/or organization, please do so slowly and clearly. The operator will call on you when it is your turn to speak.
  • Wait times depend on the number of speakers in the public comment queue. During times of high call volumes, wait times will be long.The operator will call on you when it is your turn to speak.
  • Each speaker will have 1 minute to speak. Commenters requiring a translator will have at least twice the amount of time allotted to English speakers.
  • The President of the Commission maintains discretion on individual speaker time allocations, depending on the number of speakers. A speaker may not cede time to another speaker.
  • In-person comments will generally be taken first, and the order of speakers will generally be based on the order in which speakers sign-up or call-in. The President of the Commission maintains the discretion to alter the order of speakers.
  • At the end of Public Comment Session, the CPUC’s President will ask if there any additional individuals who wish to speak. Anyone who has already made a public comment may not comment again at the same meeting.

If you experience difficulty calling into the Public Comment line, please send an email to or call (415) 703-1496.

To make a public comment in writing

The CPUC also welcomes your written comments. Written comments on a specific proceeding can be submitted via the CPUC’s docket card. Please visit, input the proceeding number, then click on the public comment tab. You can also visit the Public Advisor’s Office webpage at for further information.