The Traffic and Transportation Manager, with the approval of the Chief of Police or his or her designee, is hereby authorized to establish bus loading zones for the loading and unloading of buses of common carriers of passengers, and to determine the location thereof, subject to the limitations and directives as set forth herein:
   .010   The word "bus," as used in this section, shall mean any motor vehicle, other than a motor truck or truck tractor, designed for carrying more than ten persons, including the driver, and used or maintained for the transportation of passengers.
   .020   No bus zone shall exceed one hundred feet in length, except that, when satisfactory evidence has been presented to the City Manager showing the necessity thereof, the City Manager may extend bus zones not to exceed a total length of one hundred thirty feet.
   .030   When it is necessary to remove parking meters in order to establish a bus zone, satisfactory evidence shall be presented to the City Manager who may authorize the removal.
   .040   Bus zones shall be indicated by signs and/or red-colored curbs, with white or silver letters applied, indicating "No Standing — Bus Loading Zone" on the top of curbs in such zones.
   .050   No bus shall stand in any bus zone longer than necessary to load or unload passengers, except that, at the terminus of any route, a bus may stop and wait without loading or unloading passengers for a period not to exceed fifteen minutes.
   .060   No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle except a bus in any bus zone. (Ord. 487 § 28 (part); April 8, 1926: Ord. 2920 § 1; April 6, 1971: Ord. 5919 § 21; June 8, 2004.)