Starting May 1, 2012, the Philadelphia Parking Authority which regulates Philadelphia taxi companies will initiate a floating fuel surcharge for all medallion taxicabs. The new fuel surcharge was in response to a proposal submitted by the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania (TWA).
The Philadelphia taxicab fuel surcharge will be calculated on a monthly basis on the 3rd Friday of each month and will be determined by the average price of regular gasoline for the Philadelphia area as stated on the Fuel Gauge Report website.
In addition, the new resolution also authorizes an Airport Transfer Service charge for all taxi rides to and from the Philadelphia International Airport. Starting May 1, the airport charge is scheduled to be $2.75 per trip and will be calculated on a monthly basis similar to the floating fuel surcharge.
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