UPDATE: Permit Letters of Intent Available March 2nd

UPDATE: MTS will be releasing a letter of intent for drivers who are interested in obtaining a permit on March 2nd, 2015. 

There will be a $50 non-refundable fee that will be credited toward your full permit application. Letters of Intent will be accepted up until March 31, 2015. People who fill out letters of intent will be given priority when permits are released.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Provide evidence of at least six months experience of driving a taxicab, transportation network vehicle, charter party carrier service or similar service-oriented transportation business; or managing a demand responsive transportation service or similar service-oriented business
  • Must pay all the required non-refundable fees per the MTS Fee Schedule
  • Must pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check from the CA DOJ, FBI and local agencies
  • Must submit and receive approval for a business name (DBA)
  • Must provide evidence of ability to meet MTS insurance requirements ($1 million liability CSL)
  • Must provide evidence of financial ability to meet screening criteria and regulatory requirements
  • Must meet all other regulatory requirements for a taxicab owner specified in Ordinance 11
  • Must obtain a Business Tax License from the City of San Diego, which will be required to be submitted to the Sheriff’s Licensing Division at the completion of the permit issuance process with MTS

Vehicle Requirements:

  • Must meet all regulatory and ordinance requirements
  • Must meet California Air Resources Board criteria for zero emission or low-emission vehicle
  • Must be equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Must not be older than ten (10) years of model age
  • Must not have a “salvage” title
  • Must pass an initial permit issuance inspection and pass additional follow-up inspections

Adequate facilities must be demonstrated for:

  • Administrative functions – to include a business office with public access, vehicle maintenance facility with address and address of off-street vehicle storage when not in service

Customer Service Plan Criteria:

  • Must include acceptance of credit cards, customer complaint system and must maintain records of all calls for service, calls dispatched, trips and complaints

UTWSD is committed to helping all driver members to fill out their applications when they’re released.  As always we will keep you updated when more information is available. In Solidarity, UTWSD