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Connecticut Laws | Title 13b Transportation
CHAPTER 244a* TAXICABS
Sec. 13b-97. (Formerly Sec. 16-320). Certificate of public convenience and necessity. Service at Bradley International Airport.

(d) Any person, association, limited liability company or corporation which has obtained a certificate under subsection (a) of this section may solicit, receive and discharge taxicab passengers at Bradley International Airport, subject to formal agreement with the Commissioner of Transportation provided such agreement shall not take precedence over its obligation to provide taxicab service within the territory specified in such certificate. Any such person, association, limited liability company or corporation may discharge taxicab passengers received at such airport within a territory other than the territory specified in its certificate. The commissioner may charge and collect a reasonable fee from any such person, association, limited liability company or corporation for the privilege of solicitation of such passengers. (978)

Sec. 13b-97a. Temporary authority. (979)(Text)

(a) The Department of Transportation may, without hearing, issue to an applicant for authority to operate taxicab service, temporary authority to operate such service, pending hearing upon his application and disposition thereof by the department, but such temporary authority shall not extend over a period of more than one hundred eighty consecutive days. (980)

(b) The Department of Transportation may, in an emergency situation and without hearing, issue to any person, association, limited liability company or corporation which holds a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued under the provisions of section 13b-97, temporary authority to operate such service within or outside the territory specified in such certificate, pending resolution of such emergency, but such temporary authority shall not extend over a period of more than one hundred eighty consecutive days. (981)

Sec. 13b-98. (Formerly Sec. 16-321). Certificate to be displayed. (982)(Text)

Section 13b-98 is repealed, effective July 1, 1997. (983)

Sec. 13b-99. (Formerly Sec. 16-322). Registration. Lighting. Licensing. Inspection. Regulations. (984)(Text)

(a) Upon the granting of a certificate of public convenience and necessity as provided in section 13b-97, the holder thereof may apply to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for the registration of any taxicab of which he is the owner or lessee and which is to be used as specified in such certificate, and the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall have jurisdiction over the registration of any taxicab and its exterior lighting equipment and over the licensing of its operator. (985)

(b) Each such taxicab shall be inspected, biennially, at the time of renewal of registration of such taxicab, by a repairer or limited repairer licensed and authorized by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to perform such inspections. The commissioner shall set a fee for such an inspection. (986)

(c) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of this section. (987)

Sec. 13b-100. (Formerly Sec. 16-323). Penalty. (988)(Text)

Any person or the officers of any association, limited liability company or corporation who violate any provision of this chapter or any order or regulation adopted or established under any such provision shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, and the certificate issued to him or to such association, limited liability company or corporation may be revoked. (989)

CHAPTER 244b* MOTOR VEHICLES IN LIVERY SERVICE (990)(Text)

Sec. 13b-101. (Formerly Sec. 16-324). Definition. (991)(Text)

The term "motor vehicle in livery service" includes every motor vehicle used by any person, association, limited liability company or corporation which represents itself to be in the business of transporting passengers for hire, except (1) any motor bus and any taxicab operated under a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the Department of Transportation, (2) any school bus, as defined in section 14-275, or student transportation vehicle, as defined in section 14-212, when used for the transportation of children under the age of twenty-one years, (3) any school bus, as defined in section 14-275, when used for the transportation of passengers (A) by virtue of a contract with any public or private institution of higher education, (B) pursuant to a contract for service to a special event held at a location or facility which is not open for business on a daily basis throughout the year, not to exceed a period of ten days, or (C) pursuant to a contract with a municipality for which the carrier provides school transportation service, (4) any motor vehicle operated by or through a community-based regional transportation system for the elderly established pursuant to section 55 of public act 05-280*, and (5) any motor vehicle operated by or through a community-based regional transportation system for the visually impaired. (992)

Sec. 13b-102. (Formerly Sec. 16-325). Operation to be under jurisdiction of department. Rates and charges. Regulations. Exceptions. Registration of authorization for interstate operation. (993)(Text)

(a)(1) Each person, association, limited liability company or corporation owning or operating a motor vehicle in livery service shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, and the department may prescribe adequate service and reasonable rates and charges and prescribe and establish such reasonable regulations with respect to fares, service, operation and equipment as it deems necessary for the convenience, protection, safety and best interests of passengers and the public. (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection with respect to reasonable rates and charges, each person, association, limited liability company or corporation operating a motor vehicle in livery service having a seating capacity of ten or more adults shall file a schedule of reasonable maximum rates and charges with the Department of Transportation. The provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection with respect to rates and charges shall not apply to any person, association, limited liability company or corporation operating a motor vehicle engaged in the transportation of passengers for hire by virtue of a contract with, or a lower tier contract for, any federal, state or municipal agency. (994)

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