I’m returning from my blogging hiatus at an amazingly unique time in the history of San Francisco taxi regulation. In the past I’ve written extensively about the San Francisco medallion system and other regulations, including:
- What would be a fair medallion price if they were transferable? (Answer: between $200,000 and $350,000)
- Pricing analysis of proposed (and now enacted) gate fee increases in late 2007
- The lack of supply to meet demand for taxicabs during peak periods and possible solutions.     
Thanks to a combination of forces the SFMTA has acted extremely quickly to create a pilot program with a view toward migrating the City to a transferable medallion scheme. A full writeup will have to wait, but for now here’s a scan of the form that the SFMTA is sending out to drivers to gauge interest in taxi medallion buyers and sellers.