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§ 9-401. General Provisions. 621
(1) Definitions. In this Chapter, the following definitions apply:
(a) Motor Bus. A motor-propelled vehicle equipped to seat more than 7 persons and operated on the streets for the purpose of carrying passengers for hire.
(b) Passenger Carrier. Any individual, partnership, association, or corporation which operates, on the streets of the City, a street railway, taxicab, or motor bus or any other vehicle carrying passengers for hire.
(c) Street Railway. Any electrically driven vehicle or system of electrically driven vehicles running on rails laid on the street or connected to overhead electric wires, operated on the streets for the purpose of carrying passengers for hire.
(d) Taxi. Any vehicle designed to seat not more than 7 persons used for the purpose of carrying passengers for hire.
(2) City Immunity. No passenger carrier shall have recourse against the City or any person acting under authorization by the City for any stoppage of service, delay or inconvenience to such passenger carrier resulting from any improvements, repairs or alteration being made upon or to any street.
(3) Lost Articles. 622 The driver of any vehicle carrying passengers for hire shall turn over any property left in the vehicle to the owner of the vehicle who shall either turn over the property to the Police Department or hold the property until claimed and identified by its owner.
(a) Penalty. The penalty for the violation of this subsection is a fine of ten dollars ($10).
(4) Dogs Accompanying the Blind. 623 No passenger carrier shall refuse to transport a dog accompanying a blind person when the dog is properly muzzled and on a leash.
(a) The penalty for violation of this subsection is a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25).
Amended, Bill No. 758 (approved July 24, 1995), 1995 Ordinances, p. 1081.
Source: 1922 Ordinances, p. 391.
Source: 1937 Ordinances, p. 435.