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Bill No.
33-15
Concerning: Taxicabs - Transportation
Services Improvement Fund
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Revised:
07/20/2015
Introduced:
June
23. 2015
Enacted:
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21. 2015
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Councilmember Berliner
Co-Sponsors: Council Vice President Floreen and Councilmembers Rice, Riemer, Eirich, Katz,
Navarro and Hucker
AN ACT
to:
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create a Transportation Services Improvement Fund;
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impose a per-trip surcharge on certain transportation network services to finance
the Fund;
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provide for disbursements from the Fund to be used to improve the delivery of
accessible taxicab services and transportation to eligible senior citizens and
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persons of limited income; and
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generally amend the law governing the licensing and regulation of taxicabs.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 53, Taxicabs
Article 8. Transportation Services Improvement Fund
Section 53-801
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland apprqves the following Act:
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Sec. 1. Section 53-801 is added to Chapter 53 as follows:
Article 8. Transportation Services Improvement Fund
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Transportation Services Improvement Fund
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established in this Section.
Transportation
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Network Services" as defined in.§. 10-101 of the Public Utilities
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Transportation Services Improvement Fund created
to improve the delivery of:
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accessible transportation services in the County;
transportation for eligible senior citizens: and
transportation for persons of limited income.
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The Fund consists of:
all revenue from the surcharge imposed on transportation
network services under this Section;
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all funds appropriated to it
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the County Council; and
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the Fund from any other public or
private entity.
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Per-ride surcharge.
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$0.25 surcharge on Transportation
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Network Services for each trip originating in the County.
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surcharge must be collected as provided in .§. 10-406 of the Public
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the Fund.
Disbursements from the Fund must be used
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offset the higher operational costs of accessible taxicab services
for owners and operators including, but not limited to:
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vehicle costs associated with purchasing and retrofitting
an accessible vehicle;
[[extra fuel and maintenance costs associated with
operating an accessible vehicle]] costs associated with
receiving training in providing accessible transportation
services; and
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additional time involved in providing accessible taxicab
services: or
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provide incentives for improving or expanding transportation
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eligible senior citizens: or
persons of limited income.
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Disbursements from the Fund.
establish the procedure for determining when and how to make
distributions from the Fund to [[accessible]] taxicab owners and
operators, including setting eligibility standards. imposing conditions
of reimbursement, imposing
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maximum amount of reimbursement,
and considering timely distribution of reimbursement to [[accessible]]
taxicab owners and operators.
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This Act takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.
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Approved:
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George Leventhal, President, County Council
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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