Background

In September 2018, the Governor signed into state law Senate Bill (SB) 1376: TNC Access for All Act (Hill, 2018). Pursuant to SB 1376, the CPUC must establish a program relating to accessibility for persons with disabilities as part of its regulation of TNCs.  Implementation of SB 1376 occurs in CPUC Rulemaking 19-02-012.

The Commission is conducting workshops throughout the State to engage the public to determine community WAV demand and supply; develop and provide recommendations regarding specified topics for programs for on-demand services and partnerships; and discuss all other topics related to the successful implementation of the TNC Access for All Act.

Commission Proceeding

Commission Decisions

  • Decision  (D.) 21-11-004 on "Track 4" issues including modifying requirements for TNCS to be eligible for Offset and Exemption requests; clarifying eligible expenses must exclude fare revenues received by TNCs; modifying eligibility requirements for Access Providers; identifying additional accessibility issues to be covered in R.19-02-012; and defining “Community WAV demand” for Yearly Benchmark Report.
  • Decision  (D.) 21-03-005 on "Track 3" issues including defining “on-demand” as it relates to WAVs, adjusted metrics for TNC’s offset eligibility; set requirements for Access Providers and local and statewide AFAs; and addressed other accessibility issues.
  • Decision  (D.) 20-03-007 on "Track 2" issues including establishing requirements for the TNC offsets and exemptions and distribution of the Access Fund.
  • Decision (D.) 19-06-033 on "Track 1" Issues Transportation Network Company Trip Fee and Geographic Areas
    • Beginning on July 1, 2019, transportation network companies (TNCs) are required to collect a ten cent ($0.10) fee on each TNC trip in California.  The funds generated from the fee support the expansion of on-demand transportation for non-folding wheelchair users who require a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV).

Events and Workshops

  • April 27, 2022: Webex (Track 5b)
    • Workshop Recording
    • Agenda
    • Presentations
      • CPUC – Terra Curtis, Transportation Policy & Analysis Supervisor, and Anna Jew, Analyst
      • San Francisco – Erin McAuliff, Senior Transit Planner-Accessible Services (SFMTA)
      • Lyft – Janee Weaver, Counsel, Regulatory Compliance
      • Uber – Seth Smith, Manager, Public Policy, and Michael Tietjen, WAV Program Manager, Central Ops
  • February 17, 2022: WebEx (Track 5A)
    • Workshop Recording
    • Agenda
    • Presentations
      • CPUC – Terra Curtis, Transportation Policy & Analysis Supervisor, Anna Jew and Reagan Rockzsfforde, Analysts
      • Lyft – Janee Weaver, Counsel, Regulatory Compliance
  • May 11, 2021: WebEx (Track 4)
      • Workshop Recording  
      • Agenda
      • Presentations
        • CPUC – Terra Curtis, Transportation Policy & Analysis Supervisor, Anna Jew and Regan Rockzsfforde, Analysts
        • San Francisco – Nicole Bohn, Director (SF Mayor’s Office on Disability), Joe Castiglione, Deputy Director (SFCTA), Erin McAuliff, Senior Transit Planner-Accessible Services (SFMTA)
        • San Francisco Taxi Workers Alliance – Mark Gruberg, Executive Board
        • Lyft - Izzy Gerundio, Program Lead and Richard Zhou, Senior Analyst
        • Uber – Chris Pangilinan, Senior Public Policy Manager, Connor Fagent, Senior WAV Operations Manager and Tim Myers, WAV Program Lead
        • Via – Aparna Paladugu, Federal and Policy and Government Affairs Principal, and Caitlin Brady, Legal Operations Associate Principal

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    Contact Us

    Email: TNCAccess@cpuc.ca.gov
    Mail: CPUC Transportation Licensing and Analysis Branch
    505 Van Ness Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94102