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Updated Standards for Ramp Taxi Access to San Francisco International Airport 2.24.2022

Effective Date
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 9:00am
News categories
Taxi Industry

To: San Francisco Ramp Taxi Drivers

Due to the recent rollout of TaxiVQ app, the Ramp Taxi Incentive Program is being amended to reflect the changed circumstances.  TaxiVQ includes a “virtual queue” where drivers request to pick up at SFO without having to physically be at the airport

Starting March 1, 2022, the Ramp Taxi Incentive Program is being amended to include changes highlighted below. These changes are until further notice. SFMTA will continue to evaluate the incentive program and reserves the right to update the program at any time.

  • SFO App Bypass: Ramp taxi drivers that have completed 30 wheelchair trips per month, of which at least 10 must be completed in the outlying area of San Francisco or after hours. Of those 30 trips, at least 20 must be provided to SF Paratransit wheelchair users. Of the 30 wheelchair trips, drivers must serve 8 unique paratransit riders in the month. 
  • The SFO App Bypass will give drivers unlimited access for the month. The SFO App Bypass will allow eligible drivers to immediately enter SFO, at all times, without having to wait in the “virtual queue.” Note that participants in this program are not eligible for tracked short trip privileges upon picking up at SFO.
  • Regular Access: Ramp drivers that do not meet the threshold for the App Bypass will still be allowed access to SFO in the “virtual queue” every day of the month.  These drivers will have the same access to the “virtual queue” as P Medallions. 

Existing Ramp Taxi Incentives and Program Requirements That Remain in Effect

  • $10 per paratransit trip incentive: for every wheelchair trip provided in a ramp taxi to a paratransit customer, driver receives a $10 incentive.


Philip Cranna, Enforcement and Legal Affairs Manager
SFMTA Taxis and Accessible Services Division

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