Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New "800 Hours Only" Driving Requirement for Medallion Holders

Medallion holders now only have to work 800 hours. The 156 shifts is a thing of the past. This applies to new medallion holders same as everybody else. I'm passing along this letter third hand to make sure everybody sees it.

Subject: RE: verification of driving requirement

Date: June 22, 2009 9:08:03 AM PDT

On Jun 22, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Hayashi, Christiane wrote:
Yes, you are correct. Several people pointed out that the rule about driving 156 shifts in the first full year after you receive your medallion was somewhat nonsensical. So we changed to it to 800 hours, same as any other year. Any partial year, such as the year of receiving the medallion, would be pro-rated. There is still a lingering reference to 156 shifts in the definition of full-time driving in the regulations, but we will get that out in the next amendment.
I hope that helps,
Christiane Hayashi
Director of Taxis and Accessible Services
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
1 South Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 701-5235

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