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Taximeter Seals Notice 2021.08.05

Effective Date
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 9:00am

TO: San Francisco Medallion Holders and Color Scheme Managers

As a reminder to all Color Schemes and Medallion Holders please make sure that only authorized/licensed personnel are allowed access to the taximeter to update the Pick-up fee at SFO to $5.50.  Any Taxi or Ramp Taxi found to have Taximeter seals that are broken, removed, destroyed, marred or otherwise tampered with will be taken out of service until correctly repaired.

The MTA has also received a few complaints about soft meters not being in view of the rear passenger. Please make sure that each meter is mounted in a spot that’s clearly visible to the passengers.  The Taximeter shall be mounted in an area that is clearly visible at all times by any passenger in the vehicle.


SEC. 1113.  TAXI AND RAMP TAXI EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

    (f)   Taximeters.

      (1)   Seal Required. The Taximeter installed in any Taxi and Ramp Taxi must have a current and valid seal from the Department of Public Health Weights and Measures. Any Taximeter removed from a Taxi or Ramp Taxi with or without its seals intact and placed in the same or another Taxi or Ramp Taxi must be certified and resealed by the Weights and MeasuresAny Taxi or Ramp Taxi found to have Taximeter seals that are broken, removed, destroyed, marred or otherwise tampered with will be taken out of service until correctly repaired.

      (2)   Installation. All Taximeter makes and models must meet the approval of the SFMTA prior to their installation and must meet all requirements of the Paratransit Program. The Taximeter shall be mounted in an area that is clearly visible at all times by any passenger in the vehicle.