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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 16 Vehicles and Tra Chapter 16.40 Private For-Hire Transportation Regulations.
16.40.460 Limousine and Executive Sedan Transportation Must Be Prearranged; Exceptions.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 186385, effective December 18, 2013.)

 

A.   All limousine and executive sedan service must be provided on a prearranged basis.  “Prearranged” is defined in administrative rules.

 

B.   Notwithstanding Subsection 16.40.460 A., limousine and executive sedan transportation providers may operate “on demand” at the Portland International Airport if permitted to do so by the Port of Portland.

 

C.   Notwithstanding Subsection 16.40.460 A., limousine and executive sedan transportation providers may operate “on demand” provided that the limousine or executive sedan company has a written contract with TriMet, the Port of Portland, a major hotel, or an airline company, in which case the limousine or executive sedan company is considered “on call” for such service requests.

 

D.  If a limousine or executive sedan company wishes to be considered “on demand” as provided in Subsection 16.40.460 C., the company must comply with the following conditions:

 

1.  file with the Administrator all such contracts indicating the contracting party’s name along with the beginning and ending contracted dates, and a minimum fee of $50.00 to the airport from the downtown is required;

 

2.  provide the Administrator with a brief description of the service provided under the contract including the specific basis for reimbursement and schedule of fees/fares; 

 

3.  provide the Administrator with notarized signatures from all contracting parties stating that the contract is currently effective and listing the end date.; and

 

4.  pay to the Bureau an “on demand” license fee of $2,500 for the first vehicle and $1,000 for each additional vehicle used to service the contract, valid for a period of 12 months from the date of the license’s issuance; and

 

5.  transportation provided by a third party company as part of the Contract must be prearranged, in compliance with Subsection 16.40.460 A.

 

E.  If a civil penalty is issued to a limousine or executive sedan company or driver because service was provided without the requisite prearranged reservation, it is no defense to assert that a valid and current contract existed at the time of the penalty but was simply not filed with the City. Limousine and executive sedan companies must file all contracts with the City prior to the acceptance of any fare “on demand”. A failure to file a contract with the City is prima facie evidence that “on demand” service does not exist with that contracting party.

 

F.   If a limousine or executive sedan service provider is in a marked hotel zone or loading/unloading zone, it is a rebuttable presumption that it is providing for-hire transportation services that require a reservation.

 

G.  Hotels are liable for a civil penalty of $500 per occurrence for every instance in which a hotel employee, agent or independent contractor allows a hotel guest to obtain limousine or executive sedan transportation services without the required 60-minute reservation.  This Subsection does not apply if the limousine or executive sedan service provider has complied with the conditions found in Subsections 16.40.460 C. and D.