A. The total number of LPT decal-issued vehicles for any specific LPT industry (sedan, limousine, shuttle, SAT or pedicab) may be capped by administrative rule if the Bureau determines that market saturation exists. In determining if market saturation exists, the Bureau will examine the factors outlined in administrative rule.
B. If the Bureau determines that market saturation exists after examining the factors listed in administrative rule, the Director may ask the Board to adopt an administrative rule capping the number of LPT vehicles for that specific industry. In making this determination, the Bureau is not required to find that all factors are present, nor is it required to give any one factor priority over other any other factor.
C. If the Board adopts an administrative rule that caps the number of LPT decaled vehicles, then no new permits will be issued by the Bureau in that specific industry category.
D. Notwithstanding Subsection 16.40.200 C., no currently-decaled vehicle will be required to forfeit its decal upon adoption of any administrative rule capping the number of decaled vehicles allowed.
E. Notwithstanding Subsection 16.40.200 C., any vehicle that has been providing for-hire transportation for at least 12 months prior to June 1, 2009, and which was not subject to this Chapter’s requirements at that time but which is subject to this Chapter’s requirements as of June 1, 2009, may be permitted provided that the Bureau receives its application for a permit by August 31, 2009.
F. If the Board adopts an administrative rule that caps the number of decaled LPT vehicles, any LPT company affected by the cap may apply to the Board for an increase in the number of decaled vehicles that it may operate notwithstanding the cap. The application must be in a form established by the Administrator. Applications will only be accepted from April 1 – April 30 and September 1 – September 30 of any given year. Requests for more LPT vehicle decals will be considered by the Board at the first regularly-scheduled board meeting after July 1 for the April applications and after December 1 for the September applications. Bureau staff will submit a recommendation to the Board at least 10 days prior to the meeting, but the Board is not required to follow staff’s recommendation. The Board may grant the application in whole or in part upon a finding that an increase in decaled vehicles for the applicant would not detrimentally affect market saturation or that the applicant has demonstrated a need for increased vehicles to serve a growing demand for that applicant.