TNC: Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Program (SB 1376, Hill)

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.) 21-03-005 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

  • May 11, 2021: WebEx (Track 4)
    • Workshop Recording
    • Agenda
    • Presentations 
      • CPUC - Terra Curtis, Transportation Licensing & Analysis Supervisor, Anna Jew and Regan Rockzsfforde, Analysts
      • San Francisco - Nicole Bohn, Director (SFMOD), 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 
       

Important Links:

 Contact Us

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


 



 


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