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File #: 43680    Version: 1 Name: Allowing taxicabs to use an app to book fares
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 7/11/2016 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 7/24/2018 Final action: 7/24/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending Sections 11.06(3) and (9)(a), creating Section 11.06(9)(g), and renumbering Sections 11.06(9)(g) through (p) to Sections 11.06(9)(h) through (q), respectively, to allow meter and zone taxicabs to use an app to book fares and to establish a special rate when fares are booked through an app.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Sections 11.06(3) and (9)(a), creating Section 11.06(9)(g), and renumbering Sections 11.06(9)(g) through (p) to Sections 11.06(9)(h) through (q), respectively, to allow meter and zone taxicabs to use an app to book fares and to establish a special rate when fares are booked through an app.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: These revisions will permit meter and zone taxicabs to use an “app” to book fares and will establish a special rate schedule when rides are booked through an app. A downtown zone will be established with a set rate of $8.00 and any fare that begins or ends outside of that zone will be $2.50/mile if booked through an app.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

1. Subsection (3) entitled “Definitions” of Section 11.06 entitled “Licensing and Regulating Public Passenger Vehicles, For Hire” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended by creating therein the following:

““Application” or “App” means a self-contained, specialized program or piece of software, usually downloaded onto a mobile device and designed to fulfill a specific purpose.”

2. Subdivision (a) of Subsection (9) entitled “Rates of Fares” of Section 11.06 entitled “Licensing and Regulating Public Passenger Vehicles, For Hire” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“(a) No license granted under Subsection (4) of this ordinance shall have any force or effect unless the licensee files with the City Clerk a schedule of rates of fares. Licensees may charge fares measured according to zones, according to meters, or according to GPS-enabled devices, or if using an app to book rides, according to City-established rates, except that horse-drawn vehicle and pedal-cab vehicle licensees shall charge fares according to subs. (m) and (n) below. It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator to charg...

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