§ 425.6. Reimbursement limits.
(a) The Department will reimburse a contractor upon the receipt of a properly prepared monthly invoice under § 425.10 (relating to invoicing) an amount equal to 90% of its Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved fare or contract rate for a ride up to the following per mile or trip fare limits on reimbursement:
(1) For eligible applicants providing services predominantly utilizing a rate structure based upon mileage, total monthly reimbursement may not exceed actual passenger miles of service provided multiplied by the following per mile fare reimbursement limits:
(i) For trips originating or terminating within Philadelphia County, $2.05.
(ii) For trips originating or terminating within Allegheny County, $1.50.
(iii) For trips originating or terminating in Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery County, $1.
(iv) For other trips, 80¢.
(2) For eligible applicants providing services predominantly utilizing a rate structure based upon an ambulatory one-way per passenger trip fare, total monthly reimbursement may not exceed the actual number of one-way trips provided that month to senior citizens multiplied by the following maximum trip fare reimbursement limits:
(i) For trips originating or terminating within Philadelphia County, $11.60.
(ii) For trips originating or terminating within Allegheny County, $8.90.
(iii) For trips originating or terminating in Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery County, $6.
(iv) For other trips, $4.95.
(3) For services provided to nonambulatory persons, the per trip or per passenger mile reimbursement limits provided by this subsection will be increased by 33 1/3%.
(4) The maximum reimbursement per eligible senior citizen trip under this section may not exceed $27 based upon a $30 fare.
(5) The per trip or per passenger mile reimbursement limits provided by paragraphs (1)(3) will be reviewed annually by the Department. Not later than November 1 of each year, the Department will notify contractors, eligible applicants and the transportation committees of the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania, and will submit a notice to the Legislative Reference Bureau for recommended publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin concerning the initiation of a review. The Department will conduct a public hearing prior to revising the limits. Revised limits will be adopted by a rulemaking modifying the provisions of this section which will establish revised per trip or per passenger mile reimbursement limits adequate to provide fair and reasonable reimbursement to efficiently and economically operating eligible applicants.
(6) An eligible applicant providing the sole source of shared-ride trips within a county and local transportation organization or county transportation system may request that the Department establish alternative per mile or per trip limits, if unusual local conditions significantly increase the cost of shared-ride service above the limits established under this section.
(b) County transportation systems and local organizations will be reimbursed based upon amounts approved by contract with the Department, but not to exceed the limitations provided by subsection (a).
(c) Services are eligible for reimbursement under the program only if they are rendered by the eligible applicants or by contractors disclosed in the grant application and approved by the Department.
(d) Surcharges, penalties and no-show fees are ineligible for reimbursement.
The provisions of this § 425.6 amended under section 203(5)(v) of the Pennsylvania Urban Mass Transportation Law (55 P. S. § 600.203(5)(v)).
The provisions of this § 425.6 adopted January 3, 1986, effective February 1, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 24; corrected January 17, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 194; amended December 4, 1987, effective December 5, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 5054; readopted December 28, 1990, effective December 29, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 6391. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (122907) to (122909).
Notes of Decisions
Department of Transportation did not violate notice provisions of the Commonwealth Documents Law (45 P. S. § § 12011202) where final regulations did not enlarge purpose of proposed regulations; further, regulations were promulgated according to provisions of Regulatory Review Act (71 P. S. § § 745.1745.4), and did not exceed authority of PennDOT. Brocal Corporation v. Department of Transportation, 528 A.2d 114 (Pa. 1987).
This section cited in 67 Pa. Code § 425.11 (relating to data collection).
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