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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BUS or MOTOR BUS. A motor vehicle for carrying passengers with a seating capacity of at least eight persons, not including the driver, and traveling a prescribed route, and carrying or accepting passengers for hire, but shall not include buses that stop to accept or discharge passengers only at an established bus depot, nor shall it apply to sightseeing buses, nor school business, nor shall it apply to funeral cars or ambulances.
DRIVER. One who actually engages in the driving of a taxicab or bus.
OPERATOR. A person engaged in business as an operator of a taxicab or taxicabs or bus or buses as the case may be.
PREARRANGED RIDE. The provision of transportation by a TNC driver to a TNC rider, beginning when a TNC driver accepts a ride requested by a rider through a digital network (as defined in state law) that is controlled by a TNC, continuing while the TNC driver transports a requesting TNC rider, and ending when the last requesting TNC rider departs from the personal vehicle. A PREARRANGED RIDE does not include transportation provided by a taxicab.
SEATING CAPACITY. The number of persons, not including the driver, who can be conveniently seated in a taxicab or bus without overdue crowding.
TAXICAB. A motor vehicle for carrying passengers, with a seating capacity for seven persons or less, not including the driver, not traveling any definite or prescribed route, operated by a driver, and carrying or accepting passengers for hire, but shall not include funeral cars or ambulances.
TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY. A corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other entity that uses a digital network as defined in state law to connect TNC riders to TNC drivers who provide prearranged rides and that does not control, direct or manage the personal vehicles or TNC drivers that connect to its digital network, except where agreed to by written contract.
TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY DRIVER or TNC DRIVER. A person who: receives connections to potential TNC riders and related services from a TNC in exchange for payment of a fee to the TNC; and uses a personal vehicle to provide a prearranged ride to TNC riders through a digital network controlled by a TNC in return for compensation or payment of a fee.
TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY RIDER or TNC RIDER. A person who uses a TNC’s digital network as defined in state law to connect with a TNC driver who provides a prearranged ride to the person in the driver’s personal vehicle between points chosen by the person.
(Ord. 1188, passed 4-3-2018)