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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ISSUED FOR THE NEW PILOT PROGRAM TO ISSUE TAXI PERMITS. THE APPLICATION ALONG WITH A FINGER PRINT REPORT, WARRANT CHECK, AND THE $136.00 FILING FEE MUST BE SUMITTED BY DECEMBER 22,2015.​ INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS MAY APPLY. THE NUMBER OF PERMITS TO BE ISSUED IS 25. UPON MUCH OPPOSITION FROM DRIVERS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER BARGAINED BY UHTDA TO 300, CITY COUNCIL VOTED IT DOWN TO GO WITH THE PROPOSED NUMBER BY ARA(REGULATORY AFFAIRS) WHICH WAS 25.00.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE ISSUANCE OF THE 25 PERMIT PILOT PROGRAM, AND THE AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 46 APPROVED IN 2014 AND 2015 GO TO THE FOLLOWING CITY OF HOUSTON WEBSITE:​

 
houstontx.gov/ara​