ADMINISTRATIVE RULE FOR NON-MOTORIZED FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION OPERATORS, NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION/SPECIALLY ATTENDED TRANSPORTATION OPERATORS, AND PFHT PROGRAM POLICIES
Administrative Rule Adopted by Portland Bureau of Transportation Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority
Link to Full Text of Administrative Rule (PDF Document, 307 kb). What follows is an excerpt from the first sections of the administrative rule:
16.40.980 Currently Permitted Companies, Vehicle and Drivers Grandfathered; Renewal Process.
C. The effective date of any requirement in this Chapter applicable to the operation of a non-motorized private for-hire vehicle or provision of non-motorized Private for-hire Transportation, and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Companies/Specially Attended Transportation Companies, NEMT/SAT Vehicles, NEMT/SAT Services, and NEMT/SAT Drivers is suspended until such time that alternate provisions in Chapter 16.40 pertaining to non-motorized and NEMT/SAT companies, drivers or vehicles are adopted by City Council.
16.40.970 Administrative Rule Authority and Process
K. Notwithstanding Subsection 16.40.970 M, the Director may adopt an interim rule without prior public notice or Committee action upon a finding that a failure to act promptly will likely result in prejudice to the public interest of the affected parties. If the Director adopts a rule under this subsection, the Director must state the specific reasons for such prejudice. Any interim rule adopted pursuant to this Subsection is effective for a period of no longer than 120 days.
Under the authority of 16.40.980.D, I am adopting Interim Administrative Rule TRN-14.25 to allow for the continued regulation of non-motorized for-hire and NEMT/SAT operators. Administrative Rule TRN-14.25 shall become effective on September 6, 2016 and remain effective until the effective date of new, non-motorized for-hire and NEMT/SAT regulations approved by Council. Additional provisions of Administrative Rule TRN-14.25 are adopted under the Director’s authority pursuant Section 16.40.970 K. Such provisions of Administrative Rule TRN-14.25 shall be in effect for up to 120 days following the adoption date, or the effective date of relevant requirements that are approved by Council and adopted as amendments to Chapter 16.40 or adopted as Administrative Rule in accordance to 16.40.970. Administrative Rule TRN-14.25 is necessary to provide for the safe, fair and efficient operation of private for-hire transportation in the City of Portland, to meet public demand for non-motorized for-hire service and to satisfy and federal, state and local mandates for NEMT/SAT service.
Adopted by Director of Portland Bureau of Transportation January 25, 2016.
Filed for inclusion in PPD January 25, 2016.
Amended by Director of Portland Bureau of Transportation August 26, 2016.
Amended by Director of Portland Bureau of Transportation September 1, 2016.