For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section.
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE. A horse drawn vehicle operating for hire, so designed and constructed to comfortably seat not more than six (6) adult passengers within the interior.
LOADING ZONE. Any portion of a street, alley or public place in the City which has been set apart and designated as a place for taxicabs, of motor vehicles, or other vehicles for hire, to take on or discharge passengers.
MOTOR VEHICLES FOR HIRE. A motor vehicle having a seating capacity to accommodate a maximum of ten (10) passengers or less and used for the transportation of persons for hire at rates computed on an hourly basis.
OWNER. Any person owning and operating a vehicle for hire.
TAXICAB. A taxicab is a motor vehicle having a seating capacity to accommodate a maximum of seven (7) or less passengers and used for the transportation of persons for hire at rates computed on a mileage basis.
TAXICAB COLOR CODE. A taxicab color code is a sole color or colors selected by an owner or authorized agent to represent said taxicab service while operating for hire.
TAXICAB MARKING. A taxicab or motor vehicle marking means permanent, conspicuous, painted letters no less than four inches in diameter affixed to both front doors and the upper rear portion of the taxicab or motor vehicle for hire, which identifies the taxicab service.
TAXICAB or MOTOR VEHICLE FOR HIRE, CLEAR PLASTIC FRAME. An enclosure installed in plain plastic view to display driver’s public driver’s license.
TAXICAB ROOF LIGHT. A taxicab roof light is a functional electric light installed on the roof of the taxicab, which while on shall represent availability for hire.
TAXIMETER. A mechanical instrument or device by which the charge for hire is mechanically calculated upon which such charge shall be indicated by means of figures.
TAXI STAND. Any portion of a street, alley or public place within the City which has been set apart and designated for the use of taxicabs or motor vehicles for hire.
(Ord. 347, passed 6-26-1930; Ord. 1493, passed 7-6-1959; Ord. 2879, passed 6-27-1983; Ord. 3085, passed 1-9-1989; Ord. 3783, passed 12-13-2010)