Public Transport Council Act

(Original Enactment: Act 18 of 1987)

(30th April 1988)
An Act to provide for the establishment of the Public Transport Council to license bus services and approve bus, taxi and Mass Rapid Transit System fares and for matters connected therewith.
[14th August 1987]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Public Transport Council Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“bus” means a public service vehicle which is used on scheduled services and in which the passengers are charged separate and distinct fares;
“bus service licence” means a bus service licence issued under Part IV;
“Council” means the Public Transport Council established under section 3;
“Mass Rapid Transit System” has the same meaning as in the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Act [Cap. 172];
“public service vehicle” means a vehicle used or kept for use for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward, other than a vehicle constructed for use on fixed rails or specially prepared ways;
“taxi” means a public service vehicle having a seating capacity of not more than 6 persons (including the driver), which plies for hire on any road and is hired under a contract, express or implied, for the use of each such vehicle as a whole or for the use of two or more persons who pay separate fares.