IATR Presentation September 2005
John Scott MTS Taxicab Administration
Vehicle Inspections-When • Regularly scheduled,1,2,or 3 times annually • Vehicle replaced,transfer,operational requests, complaint , Field Report,Referral from another agency
Incentive Inspection Program • Three rounds (A, B, C) of inspections in one evolution of the inspection program. • All vehicles are inspected in the “A” round. Only those permit holders that have an 80% pass rate or higher are inspected one time for the inspection evolution.
Incentives (continued) • The vehicles put in the “C” round are inspected a third time for a pass rate below 80%. • An inspection fee is required for each vehicle inspected in the “C” round. • This program helps to ensure compliance and enhance vehicle quality.
Inter-Agency Team Work • A list of permit holders is updated and sent monthly to the following agencies: • County Weights and Measures • The Airport Authority • Border Patrol • Scheduled meetings with local law enforcement. • Team with the California Highway Patrol for joint inspections of vehicles at the Airport and U.S./Mexican border.
Vehicle Inspections-Why • Driver and public safety • Verify compliance with regulatory requirements • Benefits the owner, e.g. insurance • Consistency in the understanding of requirements
Vehicle Inspections What Is Checked Documents Color scheme and markings Vehicle condition
Insurance Must meet the minimum required coverage per person and per accident Minimum Liability Insurance Limits: Capacity Bodily Injury Property Combined (w/driver) per person per accid. Damage sgl. limit 9 or less $100,000 $300,000 $50,000 $300,000 10-15 $100,000 $1.5 m $50,000 $1.5 m 16 or more $100,000 $5 m $50,000 $5 m
Insurance (continued) • The insurance company must notify our agency 30 days prior to cancellation of existing policy. • Our agency is the certificate holder and additional insured. • The certificate must be the original Acord form (no exceptions). • The certificate must be mistake free or will not be accepted.
Radio Service • All taxicab owners must subscribe to an MTS-approved radio service. • A letter of intent from the desired radio service must be included and approved by our agency. • The applicant must abide by the radio services vehicle color scheme, required markings, and rates of fare.