Section 28-44 Public convenience and necessity criteria.


    (a) Routinely scheduled bus routes. An application for a permit to operate motor buses along a route or in a district already served by another person, or by the city, shall not be granted unless the city council shall first find, after investigation, that additional motor buses are needed for the public convenience and necessity and that the current holder of the permit for that route or district is unable or unwilling to add additional buses to the route or district.

    (b) Charter buses. An application for a permit to operate charter buses within the city limits shall not be granted unless the city council shall first find that the permit is needed for the public convenience and necessity after having considered:

    (1)    The charter transportation service being furnished by other carriers;

    (2)    The permanency and continuity of the proposed service; and

    (3)    The effect which the proposed service may have upon other existing forms of transportation service.

(Code 1964, § 11. 170(1), (2); Ord. No. 9919, § 1, 8-15-83)