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OCTAP Closure
OCTAP staff will not be in the OCTAP office on Friday, July 4, 2014 for the 4th of July Holiday. OCTAP will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 7, 2014.
Next Scheduled Steering Committee and Safety Committee Meeting

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the OCTAP Joint Meeting of the Steering Committee and Safety Committee will be held:

Date:
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Time:
12:00 p.m.

Address:
11800 Woodbury Road
Annex 2nd floor, Room #219-220
Garden Grove, CA  92843

Agenda Packet will be available soon.

Taxicab Meter Rate Increase Approved

On June 19, 2014, the Member Agencies of OCTAP approved a taxi fare increase averaging 9.05%. 
Beginning July 19, 2014, taxicab meter rates will be as follows:

$3.50 for the flag drop and first 1/5 mile
$0.55 for each 1/5 mile, after the first 1/5 mile ($2.75 per mile)
$32.00 per hour wait time (Approximately $0.53 per minute)

Taxicab companies may begin implementing the new meter rate on July 19, 2014. 
All taxicab companies will be required to have all taximeters calibrated to the new rate no later than October 19, 2014. 

Transportation News, Links, and Reports

California Public Utilities Commission.
Information on Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).

TNCs .. May All Come Down to Insurance.
02/20/14 L.A. Taxicab Administrator's Report on TNC Services.

Uber and Other Ride-Sharing Services

If you have concerns or complaints about UBER or other ride-sharing services, please contact the following:


Public Advisor's Office
505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 2103
San Francisco, CA 94102
1-866-849-8390 or 1-415-703-2074

email:
public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov, TDD: 1-866-836-7825

OCTAP Regulations Spotlight - Credit Card Acceptance

All taxicab companies and drivers must provide electronic processing of credit cards as a method of payment for taxicab fares.  Accepted credit cards must include the acceptance of MasterCard® and Visa®. 

A customer’s personal and credit card information may only be used in accordance with California Civil Code 1725 (may not record credit card number), 1747.08 (may not record personal information), California Commercial Code, and other laws and regulations governing the acceptance of credit cards.

Orange County Taxi Administration Program
Mailing Address:  550 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 14184, Orange, CA  92863  Phone:  949-654-8294

 
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