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A. Commission. The City of Ashland transportation related commission.

B. Community Development Director. The City of Ashland Director of Community Development or his designee authorized to perform the duties of this Chapter by the Community Development Director.

C. Director. The City of Ashland Director of Public Works or his designee authorized to perform the duties of this Chapter by the Director of Public Works.

D. Driver. Any person that operates a special vehicle or tour bus as a driver for any permitted special vehicle or tour bus, regardless of whether the vehicles operated are owned by the company, leased, or owned by individual members of the company.

E. Flat rate. A fare which remains constant regardless of the distance traveled or the time involved.

F. Operate. To drive, use to conduct business, or receive money from the use of a special vehicle or tour bus, or cause or allow another person to do the same.

G. Permit. A numbered permit issued under this chapter to operate a special vehicle or tour bus.

H. Special vehicle. A horse-drawn cart or carriage, pedicab, licensed motorized street car or other similar specialized vehicle used to transport passengers.

I. Street. Any street, alley, avenue, road, lane, highway or public place in the City commonly used for the purpose of public travel.

J. Tour bus. A vehicle which is not subject to regulation by the State of Oregon Public Utility Commission, and which has a passenger seating capacity which does not exceed 20, provided, however, a tour bus does not include a vehicle operated for the exclusive use of senior citizens or the disabled. (Ord. 2969, added, 10/21/2008)

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