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Record #: O2017-1984   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/29/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 9-115-120 to further regulate distinctive signage and emblems on vehicles used for transportation network services
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 115 Transportation Network Providers
Attachments: 1. O2017-1984.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

Section 1. Chapter 9-115 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored as follows:

9-115-120 Transportation network vehicles - Distinctive signage and emblem.

Brian Hopkins Alderman, 2nd Ward
A transportation network vehicle shall display, as provided by rule, consistent and distinctive signage at all times while being used to provide transportation network services. The distinctive signage shall be sufficiently large and color contrasted (i) as to be readable during daylight hours at a distance of at least 50 feet, and (ii) signage shall be illuminated by light as to be visible and readable at night hours at a distance of at least 50 feet to identify a particular vehicle associated with a particular licensee. Acceptable forms of distinctive signage include, but are not limited to, symbols or illuminated signs on vehicle doors, roofs, grilles, or inside vehicle windows. Magnetic or other removable distinctive signage is acceptable. Licensees shall file an illustration of their distinctive signage with the commissioner.
A transportation network vehicle shall display a consistent and distinctive emblem at all times while being used to provide transportation network services. The commissioner is authorized to specify, by rule, the manner of display, method of issuance, design and contents of such emblem. Emblems displayed on wheelchair-accessible transportation network vehicles shall specify or mark that such vehicles are wheelchair-accessible.
The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of aviation, shall promulgate rules, in furtherance of public safety, governing the display, design and contents of additional distinctive signs or emblems that may be required to be displayed on transportation network vehicles that are used to pick up passengers from the city's airports, McCormick Place, and Navy Pier. Providers shall provide such additional...

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