Licensees and taxicab affiliations shall have an affirmative duty to respond to dispatch requests for taxicab service in underserved areas and to insure compliance with this section by the drivers of vehicles. Licensees and taxicab affiliations shall immediately report to the commissioner any driver who fails to comply with the requirements of this section.
All licensees have an affirmative duty to respond to requests for service and are responsible for the actions of any employee, chauffeur, lessee, taxicab affiliation, two-way dispatch service, or other manager that reports to the licensee, for any failure to respond to a request for service.
Each taxicab which is in service and leased by a public chauffeur must at all times have its two-way dispatch system activated to a level which is readily audible to the driver. The driver must respond in a timely manner to two-way dispatch requests for service in any area within the city’s boundaries.
(Added Coun. J. 1-18-12, p. 19118, § 1)