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Front Seat Passengers at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 9.2.2022

Effective Date
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 9:00am
News categories
Taxi Industry

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On February 15, 2022, the SFMTA issued guidance stating that drivers at SFO who did not wish to take passengers in the front seat would not be subject to a fare refusal. 

Given the widespread availability of vaccines, this policy is ending and drivers will need to resume taking passengers in the front seat.  Commencing 12:01am on September 15, 2022, drivers at SFO must resume taking passengers in the front seat.  After that time, a refusal to take passengers in the front seat will be considered a fare refusal. 

Drivers may offer passengers a mask and request that they wear it while in the front seat, but there is no current requirement that passengers wear a mask while in a taxi. 

No more rear seat only sign

If you have questions, please contact SFMTA at SFTaxi@sfmta.com or call 415.701.4400.