3-46-020  Definitions.
   When any of the following words or terms are used in this chapter, they shall have the meaning set forth below:
   A.   “Department of business affairs and consumer protection” means the department of business affairs and consumer protection of the City of Chicago.
   B.   “Department” means the department of finance of the City of Chicago.
   C.   [Reserved]
   D.   "Ground transportation vehicle" means any for-hire vehicle used to provide transportation for a charge or other consideration to passengers, regardless of whether the consideration is paid by the passengers or by any other person. This term includes, but is not limited to, water taxis, as defined in Section 4-250-010 of this Code, low-speed electric public passenger vehicles, as defined in Section 9-114-010, pedicabs, taxicabs and all automobiles, limousines, buses and other vehicles used to provide transportation to passengers for a charge, whether or not licensed by the City or registered or titled with the State of Illinois. For purposes of this chapter, the phrase "for-hire vehicle used to provide transportation for a charge or other consideration" shall include a transportation network vehicle, and the term "charge or other consideration" shall include a suggested donation transferred in connection with the receipt of transportation network services.
   The term “ground transportation vehicle” does not include vehicles operated by a government transportation agency or on behalf of a government transportation agency pursuant to a contract or a grant, vehicles devoted exclusively to funeral use, or vehicles used as ambulances.
   E.   “License holder” means any person holding a license issued by the city under Chapter 9-108, 9-110, 9-112, or 9-114 of this Code, as amended, or any person who has registered or titled a vehicle with any state or the District of Columbia if the vehicle is used to provide ground transportation to passengers. For purposes of this chapter, the phrase “person who has registered or titled a vehicle with any state or the District of Columbia if the vehicle is used to provide ground transportation to passengers” shall include a transportation network vehicle owner.
   E.1   “Navy Pier” has the meaning ascribed to the term in 70 ILCS 210/2, located in the area bounded by the north side of (and including) Grand Avenue on the north, the shoreline of Lake Michigan on the east, the south side of (and including) Illinois Street on the south, and the east side of (and not including) Streeter Drive on the west.
   E.2   "McCormick Place" means the complex under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Pier, and Exposition Authority.
   E.3   "Ride accepted" means any ride where a passenger is either picked up or dropped off in the city, or both.
   F.   “Vehicle” means any vehicle that is self-propelled or horse-drawn and not operated on rails, but does not include motorized wheelchairs. For the purpose of this chapter, the term “vehicle” shall also include pedicabs.
   G.   “Taxicab” means any ground transportation vehicle in which the lawful charge or fare is recorded and displayed by a taximeter or other fare-recording device.
   H.   “Use in the city” means use of any ground transportation vehicle where passengers are either picked up or dropped off in the city, or both.
   I.   “Transportation network driver”, “transportation network licensee”, “transportation network provider”, “transportation network service”, “transportation network vehicle”, and “wheelchair-accessible transportation network vehicle” have the meanings ascribed to these terms in Section 9-115-010 of this Code.
   J.   “Transportation network vehicle owner” means any person who has registered or titled a vehicle with any state or the District of Columbia if the vehicle is used to provide transportation network service.
   K.   “Downtown Zone” means the entire portion of the City, excluding Navy Pier, bounded as follows: beginning at the intersection of the shoreline of Lake Michigan and North Boulevard extended to the shoreline of Lake Michigan; thence west on and including the north side of North Boulevard extended to the shoreline of Lake Michigan to North Avenue; thence west on and including the north side of North Avenue to the North Branch of the Chicago River; thence southeasterly along the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River to the North Branch of the Chicago River; thence southeasterly along the North Branch of the Chicago River to Grand Avenue; thence west on and including the north side of Grand Avenue to Ashland Avenue; thence south on and including the west side of Ashland Avenue to Van Buren Street; thence east on and including the south side of Van Buren Street to Desplaines Street; thence south on and including the west side of Desplaines Street to Roosevelt Road; thence east on and including the south side of Roosevelt Road extended to the shoreline of Lake Michigan; thence north along the shoreline of Lake Michigan to the place of the beginning. The term “Downtown Zone” does not include Navy Pier.
   L.   “Single ride” means any ride provided to a transportation network service passenger who did not request a shared ride. The term “single ride” does not include a wheelchair-accessible ride.
   M.   “Shared ride” means any ride provided to a transportation network service passenger who requested through the provider’s Internet-enabled application or digital platform to share the ride with one or more other passengers who: (i) separately requested through the provider’s Internet-enabled application or digital platform to share a ride; and (ii) may be picked up at the discretion of the transportation network provider, regardless of whether such request is met. The term “shared ride” does not include: (A) a ride provided to transportation network service passengers who requested a single ride and opted to share the fare; and (B) a wheelchair-accessible ride.
   N.   “Wheelchair-accessible ride” means any ride provided to a transportation network service passenger who, directly or through someone acting on that person’s behalf, requested a wheelchair-accessible transportation network vehicle through the provider’s Internet-enabled application or digital platform, and who is transported in such vehicle while seated in a wheelchair.
   O.   “Weekdays” means Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
(Added Coun. J. 12-15-92, p. 27387; Amend Coun. J. 3-26-96, p. 18807; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-97, p. 48760, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 47220, Art. V, §§ 4, 5; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 4-30-14, p. 80633, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 5-28-14, p. 82771, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 10-28-15, p. 12062, Art. XI, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-26-19, p. 11514, Art. VIII, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-24-20, p. 15498, § 7; Amend Coun. J. 6-25-21, p. 31925, Art. VI, § 2)