§ 856.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   FLAG FARE. The base charge for entering the taxicab and starting the trip.
   STREET. Any public street, alley or public way within the corporate limits of the city.
   TAXICAB, TAXI and CAB. All motor-driven vehicles equipped with a taximeter engaged in the business of carrying passengers for hire on the streets of the city.
   TAXICAB COMPANY. Every corporation, company, association, joint stock association, person, firm, or partnership or their lessees, trustees, receivers or trustees appointed by any court whatsoever, owning, controlling, operating or managing any taxicab engaged in the business of transporting persons for hire on the streets of the city.
   TAXIMETER. An instrument or device by which the charge for hire of a taxicab is calculated, either for distance traveled or for waiting time or for both, and upon which such charge is indicated by means of figures.
   TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. Every corporation, company, association, joint stock association, person, firm or partnership or their lessees, trustees, receivers and trustees appointed by any court whatsoever, owning, controlling, operating or managing any vehicle engaged in the business of transporting persons for hire on the streets of the city, except taxicabs and motor vehicles owned or operated by a taxiing authority or district of the state.
   TRANSPORTING PERSONS FOR HIRE. The transportation for persons on the streets of the city under circumstances where the passenger is expected to pay a fee or fare for the transportation service.
(Prior Code, § 856.01)  (Ord. 191-2010, passed 12-20-2010)