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(a) The use of sight-seeing cars shall be limited to sight-seeing purposes. The transportation for sight- seeing purposes afforded thereby shall not be subject to the direction or control of passengers. Sight-seeing cars shall not be used to carry passengers or property for hire to or from any railroad station, airport, steamboat landing or dock, except as incident to sight-seeing trips, nor shall they be used in any manner which will compete with transportation services rendered or designed to be rendered by public hacks, motor buses, or other agencies of mass or public transportation.
(b) A schedule of rates charged for a trip by a sight-seeing car, the route traversed, the time consumed and the time of departure shall be prominently displayed at the starting point of the sight-seeing car and upon a sign attached to the front of the sight-seeing car before the trip starts. The sign may also be displayed on the sidewalk in such manner as the Director of Public Service determines. The sign shall display the prices of the trip in letters or figures at least four (4) inches in height. A charge or an attempt to charge any passenger a sum greater than set forth in such schedule shall be deemed a violation of this section. A sight-seeing car, after leaving its starting point, shall not receive additional passengers between such place of starting and its ultimate destination point. The routes over which sight-seeing cars may be operated shall be subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Assessments and Licenses.
(c) Only sight-seeing cars in such numbers as provided herein shall remain while awaiting employment, at the stand provided, and only in single file headed in accordance with the traffic regulations, and shall take their turns in rotation thereon as their license numbers indicate. At no time shall there be more than two (2) cars of any one (1) owner upon such stands regardless of whether it is a firm, person or corporation owned fully or in part or controlled or under the direction of any other person, firm or corporation. The Commissioner of Traffic Engineering and Parking shall determine the number and location of the public stands, and shall establish such further regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter as he or she deems necessary.
(Ord. No. 1684-76. Passed 6-29-76, eff. 7-6-76)