City to hold public hearing on proposed rules affecting taxis, Uber, Lyft

Do you take Uber, Lyft, or taxis? The city wants to hear from you.

A public hearing will be held for proposed administrative rules for private transportation companies.

The rules provide procedures and standards to be followed for issuing business licenses, certification of drivers and vehicles, vehicle requirements, and operations.

View them online here.

They are required under Ordinance 16-25, which was Bill 36 passed by the Honolulu City Council on Aug. 4 and returned unsigned without the approval of Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

The public hearing will be held Monday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Mission Memorial Building hearings room, located on the first floor at 550 South King Street.

Those who are not able to attend may submit written testimony by mail to the CSD Motor Vehicle Control Section at: 1112 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. All advance written testimony must be received no later than Friday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m.

If you require special assistance, auxiliary aid and/or service (i.e. sign language interpreter; interpreter for language other than English, or wheelchair accessibility), contact the Motor Vehicle Control Section at 768-2530, or email your request to at least two business days prior to the event.

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