Temporary Modification of Taxi Insurance Requirements - 12 Month Extension 6.8.2020
To: San Francisco Taxi Medallion Holders and Color Schemes
From: Jeffrey Tumlin, Director of Transportation
In response to the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the San Francisco Taxi industry, I have approved the following temporary extension changes to the insurance requirements for San Francisco taxis.
These changes are in effect for a twelve-month period, commencing on June 24, 2020 until June 30, 2021, to be reviewed at the end of the period for possible continuation or termination. We reserve the rights to change at any point during the next fiscal year with a 30 days’ notice.
- Lower the Insurance Required to $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 (per person/ per accident/ maximum for property damage).
- 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.
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.
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 both:
Sarah Hellman, Regulated Mobility Permit Manager Sarah.Hellman2@sfmta.com.
Danny Yeung, Principal Regulated Mobility Analyst Danny.Yeung@sfmta.com.