The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Callbox stand means a place where the city has authorized a holder of a certificate of public convenience and necessity to install a telephone or callbox for the taking of calls and the dispatching of taxicabs.
Certificate means a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the city, authorizing the holder thereof the conduct of a taxicab business within the city.
Cruising means the driving of a taxicab on the streets, alleys or other public places of the city in search of, or soliciting prospective passengers for hire.
Manifest means a daily record prepared by a taxicab driver of all trips made by such driver, showing time and place of origin, destination, number of passengers, and amount of fare.
Open stand means a public place alongside the curb of the street or elsewhere in the city which has been designated by the city as reserved exclusively for the use of taxicabs.
Owner means a person to whom a certificate of public convenience and necessity has been issued.
Rate card means a card issued by the city for display in each taxicab, which card contains the rates of fares then enforced.
Taxicab means a motor vehicle regularly engaged in the business of carrying passengers for hire, having a seating capacity of less than six (6) persons and not operated on a fixed route.
Taxi driver permit means the permission granted by the city to a person to drive a taxicab upon the streets of the city.
Waiting time means the time when a taxicab is not in motion from the time of acceptance of a passenger to the time of discharge, but it does not include any time that the taxicab is not in motion due to any cause other than the request, act or fault of a passenger.
(Code 1982, § 6-1001; Ord. of 11-22-88)
Cross References: and rules of construction generally, § 1-3.