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Glossary of Terms

Association - a group of taxicab owners organized for the purpose of engaging in the business of taxicab transportation for common benefits regarding operation, color scheme, or insignia.

Commission - the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission established pursuant to the "District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Establishment Act of 1985," as amended (DC Law 6-97; DC Code §50-301 et seq. (2001)).

Company - any person, partnership, or corporation engaging in the business of owning and operating a fleet or fleets of taxicabs having a uniform color scheme.

District or DC - the District of Columbia.

District of Columbia Taxicab Commission License (DCTC) - the vehicle license issued pursuant to 31(d) of the License Act (DC Code §47-2829(d) (2001.)).

Face - the license (identification card) issued under §31(e) of the License Act (DC Code §47-2829(e) (2001.)).

Fleet - a group of twenty (20) or more taxicabs having a uniform color scheme and having unified control by ownership or by association.

Group Riding - the transportation of two (2) or more passengers whose trip has a common point of origin and a common destination.

Identification Card - the license (face) issued under §31(e) of the License Act (DC Code §47-2829(e) (2001)).

Independently Operated Taxicab - any taxicab which is not part of a fleet and which does not operate under the uniform color scheme of any fleet, company, or association.

Individual Riding - the transportation of a single passenger for an entire trip.

License Act - Public law 237, 72nd Congress, 47 Slat. 550, approved July 1, 1932, DC Code §47-2801 et seq. (specifically DC Code §47-2829 (2001)).

Office - the Office of Taxicabs established by DC Code §50-301 et seq. (2001.).

Operator - any person operating a taxicab (vehicle) for hire.

Owner - any person, corporation, partnership, or association which holds the license to a taxicab required to be the registered in the District of Columbia. This includes taxicabs that are subject to an agreement for the conditional sale or lease with the right of purchase upon performance vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or held by a mortgagor.

Panel on Consumer and Industry Concerns - the Panel established pursuant to the "District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Establishment Act of 1985," as amended (DC Law 6-97; DC Code §50-301 et seq. (2001.).

Panel on Rates and Rules - the Panel on Rates and Rules established pursuant to the "District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Establishment Act of 1985," as amended (DC Law 6-97; DC Code §50-301 et seq. (2001.).

Personal Service - any service requested by a passenger which requires the taxicab driver to leave the vicinity taxicab.

Shared Riding - trips arranged by a starter at Union Station that invole the transportation of two (2) or more passengers with a common or different destinations.

Street - any street, avenue or road designated on the Permanent System of Highways of the District of Columbia as a public thoroughfare.

Taxicab - any passenger vehicle for hire having a seating capacity of eight (8) or fewer passengers, exclusive of the driver, and operated as a vehicle for passenger transportation for hire by taxicab.