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16.40.200 Transportation Network Company Services Permits Required.

The operation of a Transportation Network Company (TNC) is a privilege and not a right. For transportation network services to be provided in the City of Portland, the TNC shall be required to obtain a permit. The City shall certify that all affiliated TNC vehicles and TNC drivers have met all certification and operating requirements.

A.  TNC Permit Requirements. No person or entity shall conduct business as a TNC in the City of Portland without a valid, current permit issued by the City under Chapter 16.40.  Failure to comply with this Subsection A. is a Class A violation subject to penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 through 16.40.950.

B.  Transportation Network Driver Certification Requirements. No person or entity shall conduct business as a Transportation Network Driver in the City of Portland without certification by the Director prior to being activated on the affiliated TNC platform. Drivers not meeting all required conditions will not be certified as a TNC Driver and will not be allowed to operate as a TNC Driver.

C.  Transportation Network Company Vehicle Certification Requirements. No vehicle shall be allowed to conduct business as a Transportation Network Company Vehicle in the City of Portland without certification by the Director prior to being activated on the affiliated TNC platform. Vehicles not meeting all required conditions will not be certified as TNC vehicle and will not be allowed to operate as a TNC Vehicle.

D.  Unless otherwise noted, failure to comply with Section 16.40.200 is a Class B violation subject to penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 through 16.40.950.