Agenda Item 11 C
December 2, 2014
Public
Hearing
MEMORANDUM
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FROM:
County Council
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Josh Hamlin, Legislative Attome
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Faden, Senior Legislative A:tto
SUBJECT:
Public
Hearing:
Bill 55-14, Taxicabs - Centralized Electronic Dispatch System
Bill 55-14, Taxicabs - Centralized Electronic Dispatch System, sponsored by
Councilmember Riemer, was introduced on October 28, 2014. A Transportation, Infrastructure,
Energy and Environment Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for January 26, 2015
at 9:30 a.m., along with Bills 53-14 and 54-14.
Bill 55-14 would require the County Department of Transportation to implement a
centralized electronic taxicab dispatch system, and require certain taxicab operators to participate
in the centralized electronic taxicab dispatch system.
This packet contains:
Bill 55-14
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
55-14
Concerning: Taxicabs -
Centralized
Electronic Dispatch System
Draft No. _1_
Revised:
10/23/2014
Introduced:
October 28,2014
Expires:
April 28, 2016
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmember Riemer
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ACT to:
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require the Department of Transportation to implement a centralized electronic
taxicab dispatch system;
require certain taxicab operators to participate in the centralized electronic taxicab
dispatch system; and
generally amend the law governing the licensing and regulation of taxicabs.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 53, Taxicabs
Section 53-111
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL No. 55-14
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Sec. 1. Section 53-111 is added to Chapter 53 as follows:
53-111.
Centralized electronic dispatch system.
The Director must establish
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centralized electronic dispatch system to
dispatch taxicabs for trips that begin or end in the County through an
Internet-enabled application, digital platform, or telephone dispatch
system.
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The Director may enter into
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licensee or other private
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through the County procurement process to manage and operate
the system.
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The Director may require every taxicab licensed under this Chapter to
participate in the system.
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The Director may require dispatch fees, approved under Section 53­
107, to be assessed to cover the costs of operating the system.
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The system must maintain verifiable records, in
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the Director, summarizing responses to requests for service made
under the system. The system must provide·all required records to the
Director upon request.
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Nothing in this Section prohibits
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licensee from being affiliated with
or dispatched
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any other two-way dispatch system.
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Rice, President, County Council
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bi1l55-14
Taxicabs
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Centralized Electronic Dispatch System
DESCRIPTION:
Would require the Department of Transportation to implement a
centralized electronic taxicab dispatch system, and require certain
taxicab operators to participate in the centralized electronic taxicab
dispatch system.
Traditional taxicabs are competing, not always successfully, with
often-unregulated taxi dispatch companies.
To enable, and potentially require, traditional taxicab companies
in
the County to jointly use an efficient centralized electronic dispatch
system adapted to their operations.
Department of Transportation
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Josh Hamlin, Legislative
Legislative Attorney
To be researched.
Attorney;
Michael
Faden,
Senior
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
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EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
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INFORMATION:
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MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
N/A
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