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The following words and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings defined and set forth in this section:
AIRPORT SHARED RIDE SERVICE: Ground transportation provided by an authorized ground transportation business contracted through the department of airports to provide on demand shared ride service to and from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
AIRPORT SHARED RIDE VEHICLE: Any authorized ground transportation vehicle operating under contract with the department of airports to provide airport shared ride service to and from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
APPLICANT: An individual who has submitted an application to the department to obtain a ground transportation vehicle operator's badge pursuant to article VII of this chapter.
AUTHORIZED GROUND TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS: Any business operating any ground transportation vehicle, which has a current, valid business license as required by the city and which:
A. Registers the business in accordance with the requirements established by the department, and
B. Is current with all fees or charges imposed by the department and city.
AUTOMOBILE: Any motor vehicle with passenger seating for five (5) persons or less, not including the driver.
BUS: Any licensed motor vehicle operated on the streets and highways for hire on a scheduled or nonscheduled basis with a seating capacity of twenty five (25) or more passengers, not including the driver.
BUSINESS: A voluntary association legally formed and organized to carry on a business in Utah in the legal name of the association, including, without limitation, a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or sole proprietorship.
BUSINESS LICENSING OFFICE: The division of building services and licensing of Salt Lake City Corporation, or its successor.
CERTIFICATE: A certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the city.
CIVIL NOTICE: A written notice of a ground transportation violation as provided under this chapter.
COMMENT FORM OR FORM: The form described in section 5.71.270 of this chapter, or its successor.
COURTESY VEHICLE: Any motor vehicle regularly operated on Salt Lake City streets for transportation of customers and/or baggage without making a specific separate charge to the passenger for such transportation.
DEPARTMENT: The Salt Lake City department of airports or such other city department or division as may be designated by the mayor to have responsibility for the enforcement of this chapter.
DEPARTMENT AUTOMATED VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION (AVI) TAG: An electronic transponder used to identify vehicles and provide the department with vehicle data and billing information.
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR: The director of the department designated by the mayor to have responsibility for the enforcement of this chapter or the authorized designee of such director.
DEPARTMENT INSPECTION: An inspection of a ground transportation vehicle by the department to verify that the vehicle meets the standards set by the department director, department rules and regulations, applicable contracts, and applicable city ordinances, including, without limitation, the exterior and interior of the vehicle and all associated vehicle licensing, safety, and insurance requirements.
DEPARTMENT INSPECTION SEAL: A sticker or seal issued by the department to signify that a ground transportation vehicle has passed the required department inspection. These department inspection seals are nontransferable and no ground transportation vehicle may be operated without such seal.
DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS: Rules and regulations developed and adopted by the department director to govern commercial ground transportation operations within the city.
FIXED SCHEDULE: Ground transportation service operating on a regular time schedule previously announced as to time of departure and arrival between definitely established and previously announced points along definitely established and previously announced routes regardless of whether passengers or freight are to be carried.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION APPEAL COMMITTEE: A committee established by the department director to hear and rule on appeals, suspensions, and other matters related to ground transportation in and connected with the city.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS: Any business operating any ground transportation vehicle.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION SERVICE: The transportation of passengers by a ground transportation business.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE: Any motor vehicle used for the transportation of persons using Salt Lake City streets for commercial purposes, regardless of whether a fee or fare is collected.
HEARING OFFICER: A hearing officer of the Salt Lake City justice court.
HOLDER: A person to whom a certificate of public convenience and necessity has been issued.
HOTEL VEHICLE: Any motor vehicle regularly operated by a ground transportation business under contract to or directly by a motel, hotel, or other lodging business, to provide transportation of customers and/or baggage for the contracted establishment for which transportation the customer is charged a separate fee or fare, and which is subject to a contract filed with the department providing for operating the vehicle.
LIMOUSINE: Any vehicle described by its manufacturer or aftermarket manufacturer as a limousine or a luxury vehicle, with a driver furnished, who is dressed in professional business attire or a chauffeur's uniform.
MINIBUS: Any motor vehicle with a passenger seating capacity of sixteen (16) to twenty four (24) persons, not including the driver.
NAMED PARTY: The driver, vehicle owner, or authorized ground transportation business named in a civil notice issued by the city.
ON DEMAND AIRPORT SERVICE OR ON DEMAND SERVICE: Transportation provided by an authorized ground transportation business which is not "scheduled service" or "prearranged service" as defined in this section.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: Those persons who are not acutely ill, who do not require the services of an ambulance, and who need or desire special transportation equipment or accommodation for physical or mental infirmities.
PREARRANGED SERVICE: Transportation provided by an authorized ground transportation business from points within the city to destinations within the city, or beyond, for which the authorized ground transportation business providing such transportation has recorded the name or description of prospective passenger and the date and time of the request for transportation at least thirty (30) minutes prior to the transporting of the passenger by such vehicle.
SCHEDULED SERVICE: Transportation provided by an authorized ground transportation business on a fixed schedule posted with and approved by the department in advance of such transportation.
SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE: Any motor vehicle for hire, other than an airport shared ride vehicle, ambulance, or taxicab, which vehicle is designed, equipped, and used for the transportation of persons with disabilities.
SPECIALTY VEHICLES: Any vehicles that are unique in their design, or built for a specific purpose, including, but are not limited to, special conversion vehicles and classic or collector automobiles, but excluding special transportation vehicles.
STARTER: A person appointed by and representing a ground transportation business who is responsible for managing the coordination of vehicles and passenger transportation for that business.
TAXI STAND: A public place alongside the curb of a street, or elsewhere in the city, which has been designated by the mayor or the mayor's designee as reserved for the use of taxicabs available for hire by passengers, including places otherwise marked as freight zones or other parking restricted zones if designated for use of taxicabs during specified times.
TAXICAB: A motor vehicle used in the on demand, for hire transportation of passengers or baggage over public streets and not operated over a fixed route or upon a fixed schedule, but which is subject for contract hire by persons desiring special trips from one point to another, as provided under chapter 5.72 of this title, or its successor chapter, and authorized to operate in Salt Lake City by contract with the department.
TERMINAL OF TRANSPORTATION: A facility or location having the primary purpose of facilitating ground transportation services, such as, but not limited to, the Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub.
TRAILER: A wheeled vehicle designed to be pulled by a motor vehicle for the transportation of freight, luggage, or other items.
VAN: Any licensed motor vehicle other than those designated as a limousine with a passenger seating capacity of six (6) to twelve (12), not including the driver.
VEHICLE OPERATOR'S BADGE OR OPERATOR'S BADGE: An identification badge issued by the department to an individual to signify that the individual has met the requirements to operate a ground transportation vehicle. (Ord. 66-14, 2014)