Temporary Modification of Taxi Insurance Requirements: 12-Month Extension

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To: San Francisco Taxi Medallion Holders and Color Schemes
From: Jeffrey Tumlin, Director of Transportation
Date: June 10, 2024

In response to the lingering economic impacts of COVID-19 on the San Francisco Taxi industry, I have approved the following temporary extension changes of the insurance requirements for San Francisco taxis.

These changes are in effect for an additional twelve-month period, commencing on July 1, 2024 and ending on June 30, 2025. SFMTA reserves the right to modify the insurance requirements at any point during this period with a 30-days’ notice.

  1. Lower the Insurance Required to $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 (per person/ per accident/ maximum for property damage).
  2. The coverage for Paratransit must remain at a minimum per collision of $1,000,000 while a passenger in an authorized paratransit program is transported. Included in this coverage must be any service animals & assistants. This coverage also applies to any general public wheelchair trips reported as transported via any approved SF ramp taxi.

Insurance Policies must still include the Paratransit Broker and the City as additional insureds. Policies must also acknowledge the contractual obligation of the insured to defend, hold harmless, and indemnify the Broker and City. All other insurance requirements remain in effect, including Insurance Ratings of your carrier.

Approval Process

Before lowering your insurance coverage amount, your policy must be approved. To get it approved, you must submit your proof of insurance by email to:
Danny Yeung, Acting Manager – Permits & Administration Danny.Yeung@sfmta.com.