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Article - Public Utilities




§9–201.

    (a)    Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a motor carrier permit is required for a passenger motor vehicle used in the transportation of persons for hire.

    (b)    A motor carrier permit is not required for:

        (1)    a motor vehicle used exclusively for the transportation of pupils to and from public or private schools;

        (2)    a motor vehicle operated for a period of not more than 3 months in any registration year in the transportation of persons employed at a cannery located in a county;

        (3)    taxicabs;

        (4)    public transportation for hire authorized to operate on the boardwalk in Ocean City;

        (5)    a vanpool operation as defined in § 11–175.1 of the Transportation Article;

        (6)    a local public transportation system established under a law enacted by the local governing body of a county or municipal corporation;

        (7)    subject to subsection (c) of this section, a motor vehicle used by a privately owned transportation company exclusively to provide transportation system services under a contract with the governing body of a county or municipal corporation or with a unit of State government; or

        (8)    shuttle bus service operated by the University of Maryland, College Park Campus for students enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus and, in exchange for payment by a municipal corporation in which the University of Maryland, College Park Campus operates shuttle bus service, transportation service on the shuttle bus to residents of the municipal corporation.

    (c)    A privately owned transportation company that provides transportation system services under a contract with the governing body of a county or municipal corporation or with a unit of State government shall obtain a motor carrier permit for motor vehicles that the company does not use exclusively to provide transportation system services under a contract with the governing body of a county or municipal corporation or with a unit of State government.

    (d)    The public duties of a common carrier may not be imposed on a person with respect to a vehicle for which a motor carrier permit is required under this section, if the vehicle is not actually engaged in public transportation.