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File #: 48264    Version: 1 Name: Removing requirement for public passenger vehicle current rate of fare markings
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/31/2017 In control: TRANSIT AND PARKING COMMISSION (ended 06/2018)
On agenda: 10/31/2017 Final action: 10/31/2017
Enactment date: 11/9/2017 Enactment #: ORD-17-00115
Title: Amending Section 11.06(10)(a)2. of the Madison General Ordinances to remove the requirement for public passenger vehicles to mark current rates of fare on the exterior of the vehicle if a fare is provided to the passenger prior to departure.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
Amending Section 11.06(10)(a)2. of the Madison General Ordinances to remove the requirement for public passenger vehicles to mark current rates of fare on the exterior of the vehicle if a fare is provided to the passenger prior to departure.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance removes the requirement for public passenger vehicles to contain exterior markings with rates of fare if the fare is provided to the passenger prior to departure. Companies must still file their rates with the City and post rates on the interior of their vehicles per Chapter 11, MGO. References to “transportation network companies” are removed due to State preemption laws.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

Paragraph 2. Entitled “Exterior Marking” of Subdivision (a) entitled “Vehicle Marking” of Subsection (10) entitled “Vehicles” of Section 11.06 entitled “Licensing and Regulating Public Passenger Vehicles, For Hire” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“2. Exterior Marking. Each meter or zone taxicab, or vehicle operating using a transportation network company shall be conspicuously marked with a decal approved by the City Clerk on the exterior of the vehicle. The decal shall be displayed on a placard on the left dashboard and visible from the outside of the vehicle through the windshield. The decal shall contain the company name, vehicle permit number, and type of vehicle permit issued,. and The decal shall contain current rates of fare unless the fare is provided to the passenger prior to departure. Transportation network companies shall make the license plate number available to the passenger on the online-enabled platform.
Vehicles issued a permit to operate on a flat rate or airport shuttle basis need not display a current rate of fare.
Vehicles from companies which do not provide the ...

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