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LIC-8.20 - Fuel Surcharges


Administrative Rule Adopted by Private for Hire Transportation Board of Review Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority



A.  A motion to impose a fuel surcharge for taxis and shuttles may be made by any Board member once the price of fuel in the Portland metropolitan area has reached or exceeded $3.00 per gallon at the time of the motion. Motions for additional fuel surcharges may be made for every 70-cent increase above $3.00 per gallon.


B.  The price of fuel will be determined using the week’s average AAA price as listed on its website.


C.  No fuel surcharge may be for more than 10 cents per mile for taxis, but the Board may choose to impose a surcharge of less than 10 cents per mile.


D.  If, for a period of 60 days, the price of fuel remains less than the price that triggered a specific fuel surcharge, the surcharge is automatically rescinded as of the date of the next regularly-scheduled Board meeting.


E.  If a surcharge is in place, signage indicating the amount and duration of the authorized surcharge must be clearly visible, posted at all times in the vehicle, and placed in the same location as where the fares are posted.


F.  Fuel surcharges authorized by section 16.40.070 apply only to taxis and shuttles. No other regulated for-hire transportation industry is affected thereby.


Reference: City Code Chapter 16.40 Private For-Hire Transportation Regulations.




Adopted by the Private for Hire Transportation Board of Review October 14, 2009 as Administrative Rule No. PFH 16.40.070-01.

Renumbered by City Auditor and filed for inclusion in PPD October 21, 2009.

Table of Contents
LIC-8.17 - Selecting Industry Board Members
LIC-8.18 - Initial Board Terms
LIC-8.19 - Replacing Board Members
LIC-8.20 - Fuel Surcharges
LIC-8.21 - Driver Permits Criminal Checks
LIC-8.22 - Pedicab Driver Permits Programs and Skills Tests
LIC-8.23 - Driver Permits DMV Records and Criminal Checks
LIC-8.24 - Driver Permits Programs and Skills Tests
LIC-8.25 - Driver Permit Renewals
LIC-8.26 - Criteria for Exception to Vehicle Age Requirement
LIC-8.27 - Safety Certificates
LIC-8.28 - Market Saturation Factors
LIC-8.29 - Limit on Number of Executive Sedan Permits
LIC-8.30 - Decal Placement
LIC-8.31 - Vehicle Requirements
LIC-8.32 - Vehicle "No Smoking" Signage
LIC-8.33 - Prearranged Defined
LIC-8.34 - Maximum Shuttle Fare
LIC-8.35 - Minimum Livery Fare
LIC-8.36 - Safety Fund Grant Process
LIC-8.37 - Initial Terms of Permits, Decals and Taxiplates