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20.95.01.00.htm 20.95.01.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 95 TRANSPORTATION Chapter 01 General Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113, 2-121, 4-503, 5-101, 5-106, 9-101―9-103, 9-201―9-205, 9-207, 10-401―10-407, 13-101, 13-201, and 13-202; State Government Article, §7-207(a) Annotated Code of Maryland
20.95.01.01.htm 20.95.01.01. 01 Authority.. The laws of Maryland require that the service and facilities furnished by means of motor vehicle in the public transportation of passengers or property for hire within the State shall be safe and adequate and in all respects just and reasonable, and vest in the Public Service Commission authority to formulate standards for, and definitions of, service and facilities. The service and facilities of all motor vehicles engaged in the transportation o
20.95.01.02.htm 20.95.01.02. 02 Saving Clause.. The formulation of these regulations does not preclude the Commission from altering or amending them in whole or in part, or from requiring any other or additional service, equipment, facility, or standard, either upon complaint or upon its own motion, or upon the application of a motor vehicle owner. Furthermore, these standards do not relieve an owner or operator of any motor vehicle from any of his duties under any orders of the Commission whi
20.95.01.03.htm 20.95.01.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Commission" means the Public Service Commission of Maryland.. 2) “Company” includes every corporation, association, partnership, group of individuals, or individual owning, controlling, operating, or managing one or more motor vehicles engaged in the transportation of persons for hire over any road between fixed termini, over a more or less regular route, on a
20.95.01.04.htm 20.95.01.04. 04 Necessity for Permit.. A. A motor vehicle may not be operated over roads of this State until a permit has been obtained from the Commission authorizing its operation.B. A permit may be issued by the Commission at any time during the year, and for such length of time as the Commission may deem best for the public welfare and convenience.C. Permits are not transferable.. D. A charge may not be made for the issuance of a permit under the provisions of these regulations..
20.95.01.05.htm 20.95.01.05. 05 Securing a Permit.. A. An application for a permit to operate a motor vehicle in the transportation of passengers for hire shall be made on forms provided by the Commission.B. A permit shall be in effect for the term specified by the Commission, not exceeding 20 years.. C. An owner shall notify the Commission within 15 days of any change of address..
20.95.01.06.htm 20.95.01.06. 06 Violations and Penalties.. A. Violations.. 1) An owner of a motor vehicle who neglectfully or with prior knowledge causes or permits the violation of Public Utilities Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, or this chapter, may be guilty of a violation and subject to a civil penalty under this regulation as fully as though the owner was operating the motor vehicle personally at the time.2) In the case of a corporation, an officer, agent, or employee who violate
20.95.01.07.htm 20.95.01.07. 07 Waiver of Regulations.. A regulation in this subtitle may be waived by the Commission for good cause shown..
20.95.01.08.htm 20.95.01.08. 08 Schedules ― Rates, and Charges.. A. The provisions of this regulation do not apply to a motor carrier providing transportation for hire by or through contract with a public authority, or a federal, State, district, or municipal transportation agency.B. Notice.. 1) A schedule of rates and charges may not be instituted or changed by an owner or Transportation Network Company without providing the Commission and the Maryland Office of People's Counsel with 14 days notice.
20.95.01.09.htm 20.95.01.09. 09 Schedules ― Repealed..
20.95.01.10.htm 20.95.01.10. 10 Suspension or Revocation of a Permit.. A. After a hearing, the Commission may suspend or revoke a permit for:. 1) A violation of Public Utilities Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, or COMAR Title 20; or. 2) The failure to obtain a Maryland motor vehicle license to provide the service authorized by the permit issued under this chapter within 30 days after the issuance of a permit.B. Notice.. 1) Notice of the hearing required under §A of this regulation shall be in w
20.95.01.11.htm 20.95.01.11. 11 Required Equipment, and Minimum Safety Standards.. A. A motor vehicle, including a leased or reserved motor vehicle, used by a carrier or Transportation Network Operator shall:1) Comply with Transportation Article, Title 22, Annotated Code of Maryland, relating to required equipment on motor vehicles;2) Comply with 49 CFR 393, as amended, which is incorporated by reference, relating to required equipment on motor vehicles operated in Maryland;3) Be equipped with:.
20.95.01.12.htm 20.95.01.12. 12 Operation of Motor Vehicle.. A. Driver. An owner or a Transportation Network Company shall ensure that:. 1) Only a properly licensed driver operates a motor vehicle used in the exercise of a permit;. 2) A driver of a motor vehicle operates the vehicle in a prudent and safe manner; and. 3) A driver of a motor vehicle adheres to all local, city, state, and federal laws and regulations.. 4) A driver of a motor vehicle is provided information and training about t
20.95.01.13.htm 20.95.01.13. 13-17 Repealed..
20.95.01.18.htm 20.95.01.18. 18 Insurance or Bond for Motor Vehicles Carrying Passengers.. A. Requirements. A motor vehicle carrying passengers for which a permit is necessary may not be operated unless the owner maintains a liability insurance policy or bond for that vehicle. The required insurance shall have a term of coverage of 6 months or more.B. Liability Insurance.. 1) The minimum per accident insurance required for each motor vehicle with a seating capacity of seven passengers or less is:
20.95.01.19.htm 20.95.01.19. 19 Prohibited Conduct.. A. A Transportation Network Company, Transportation Network Operator, or an owner of a motor vehicle used in the transportation of a person for hire, which is not licensed as a taxicab by a county or by the Commission, may not:1) Paint, identify, or letter the motor vehicle to resemble the distinctive color scheme or markings of a taxicab;2) Equip the motor vehicle with a dome light or taxi meter;.
20.95.01.20.htm 20.95.01.20. 20 Transportation Network Company.. A. A Transportation Network Company shall:. 1) Have a permit from the Commission authorizing its operation;. 2) Register with the Maryland State Department of Assessments;. 3) Maintain a registered agent in Maryland;. 4) Comply with all insurance requirements applicable to Transportation Network Companies, and ensure that Transportation Network Operators operating under its permit comply with all Commission Transportation Network Operator
20.95.01.21.htm 20.95.01.21. 21 Transportation Network Operator’s Licenses.. A. An individual who wishes to operate as a Transportation Network Operator shall apply for a Transportation Network Operator’s License, which may be done through a TNC.B. A TNC may file with the Commission an application for a temporary operator’s license on behalf of a Transportation Network Operator.C. Once a TNC submits a completed application for a temporary operator’s license, the Commission shall render a decision on t
20.95.01.22.htm 20.95.01.22. 22 Transportation Network Operator.. A Transportation Network Operator shall:. A. Comply with all applicable Commission, vehicle inspection, and insurance requirements;. B. Accept only transportation arranged through a TNC’s digital network and shall not solicit or accept street-hails;C. Display a TNC identification defined under Regulation .24A(6 and (7) of this chapter at any time that the operator is logged onto a TNC’s digital network;D. Possess a valid driver’s license;.
20.95.01.23.htm 20.95.01.23. 23 Transportation Network Company Operator Vehicle Permits.. A. An individual who wishes to operate as a Transportation Network Operator may apply for a vehicle permit through a TNC.B. A TNC is authorized to file with the Commission an application for a vehicle permit.. C. The Commission shall issue a vehicle permit for a Transportation Network Operator Vehicle upon receipt and review of a complete application. An application will be deemed complete if it contains:
20.95.01.24.htm 20.95.01.24. 24 Transportation Network Company Operator Vehicle.. A Transportation Network Operator Vehicle shall:. A. Have, or have applied for and not been denied, a permit from the Commission authorizing its operation;B. Have a manufacturers rated seating capacity of no more than 8 passengers including the driver;. C. Not exceed more than 10 model years age, except as provided in Regulation .11A(6) of this chapter;D. Comply with all required equipment and minimum safety standards as defin
20.95.01.25.htm 20.95.01.25. 25 Accessibility and Non-Discrimination.. A. For purposes of this regulation, “Accessible” means fully and equally accessible to and independently usable by individuals with disabilities so that the individuals are able to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as users without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use.B. By July 1, 2016, a carrier or TNC that operates five or more vehicles under its permit shall:.
20.95.01.9999.htm 20.95.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 1, 1928 (Order No. 12184). Regulation .03 amended effective December 9, 1991 (18:24 Md. R. 2646) June 7, 1993 (20:11 Md. R. 916) July 31, 1995 (22:15 Md. R. 1122)Regulation .03B amended effective March 28, 2016 (43:6 Md. R. 411). Regulation .04 amended effective October 25, 1929 (Order No. 15012) June 7, 1993 (20:11 Md. R. 916) July 31, 1995 (22:15 Md. R. 1122)Regulation .05 repealed effective January 20, 1992 (19:1 Md. R. 35).
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