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For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
OPERATOR OF A BUSINESS INVOLVING VEHICLES FOR HIRE. An owner and (if different from the owner) manager of a business that involves one or more vehicles for hire operated at any time within the corporate limits of the town, including a taxicab business, but not including a business that only operates vehicles regulated under G.S. Ch. 62, a regional transportation authority created or operating under G.S. Ch. 160A, Art. 26 or 27, a transportation service operated by a governmental entity, or a Transportation Network Company (“TNC”) service regulated under G.S. Ch. 20, Art. 10A.
TAXICAB. Any motor vehicle seating nine or fewer passengers operated upon any street or highway on call or on demand, accepting or soliciting passengers indiscriminately for hire between points along streets or highways as may be directed by the passenger so being transported.
TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY (TNC). Any person that uses an online-enabled application or platform to connect passengers with TNC drivers who provide prearranged transportation services, as provided at G.S. § 20-280.1.
VEHICLE FOR HIRE. Any motor vehicle, including, but not limited to, a taxicab, accepting or soliciting one or more passengers for hire between any two locations, during at least a portion of which it is operated upon a public street or highway; but not including vehicles regulated under G.S. Ch. 62, vehicles owned and operated by a regional transportation authority created or operating under G.S. Ch. 160A, Art. 26 or 27, vehicles owned and operated by a governmental entity, or TNC service vehicles.
(Ord. passed 4-19-2011; Ord. passed 6-21-2011; Ord. passed --)