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Meter and a Half Survey 2021.06.30

Effective Date
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 9:00am
News categories
Taxi Industry

As part of the 2021 Code Reform, SFMTA is proposing to update Meter and a Half rules.  SFMTA is sending a survey to the San Francisco Taxi Industry to seek your input.  Once the survey is closed, SFMTA will hold a meeting with the industry to discuss the results. 

To ensure that your input is incorporated, please be sure to complete this survey.  Please rank the choices from 1 to 5, with 1 being the choice you find the least desirable and 5 being the choice you find most desirable.  

In short, the proposals are:

  1. No Change.  Keep the rules for meter and a half the same.
  2. City Borders.  Modify the 15-mile rule to instead set the boundary based upon city borders. 
  3. Flat Rates by City.  For destinations outside of the 15-mile radius, a flat rate will be set based upon 150 percent of an average meter rate. 
  4. Allow the Driver to Negotiate a Flat Rate.  For destinations outside of the 15-mile radius, drivers would be free to negotiate a flat rate with passengers regardless of the metered rate.  The flag must still be dropped. 
  5. Eliminate Meter and a Half.  Eliminate the rule that allows drivers to charge 150 percent for out of town trips.