Industry Advisories - Green LightIndustry Updates & Advisories

Industry Updates and Advisories provide information to licensees and others about Board policies and activities. They are routinely posted in the Weekly Bulletin and are also posted on this page.

 

What's New

Document Affects Date Issued
Safety and Shields in Taxis Taxis March 22
Business as Usual for PT Board General March 9
Purchase Options for Wheelchair Accessible Taxis Taxis March 8
Taxi Data Reporting Requirements Expanded to More Companies in BC Taxis February 22
TLCI Review of Taxi and Limousine Rates Taxis, Limousines February 22
PT Board Logo & Letterhead General January 11

2017

Document Affects Date Issued
Business as Usual for PT Board General March 9
Purchase Options for Wheelchair Accessible Taxis Taxis March 8
Taxi Data Reporting Requirements Expanded to More Companies in BC Taxis February 22
TLCI Review of Taxi and Limousine Rates Taxis, Limousines February 22

2016

Document Affects Date Issued
Taxi Soft Meters Taxis November 16
Peak Season TOPs for Limousines - Festive Season Limousines November 16
2016 Festive Season TOPs for Taxis Taxis October 26
Fuel Surcharge Changes Limousines October 19
Submissions With Data From Multiple Licensees General September 21
Return/Reverse Trip Authority: Standardizing Licences Taxis August 24
Peak Season TOPs for Limousines–A New Pilot Limousines July 27
TLCI Rate Reviews for Limousines Limousines June 15
New Data Reporting Tools: Additional Limousine Applicants Limousines April 27
Revised Application Materials Published General April 20
Industry Advisory: Revised Rules, Policies & Application Materials General April 13
Industry Advisory: 2016 Indexed Taxi Rate Increase Taxis April 6
TOP Applications: Applying early helps you get a decision in time Taxis, Limousines March 23
Updates for Taxi Camera Programs Taxis March 9
Festive Season Temporary Operating Permit Statistics for 2015 Taxis February 17
YVR Zone Boundary & Rate Changes Taxis January 6

2015

Document Affects Date Issued
Enhanced Tools for Reporting Taxi Data Taxis October 21
2015 Festive Season TOPs for Taxis Taxis October 14
Limousine Rates Rule for BC Limousines September 30
Limousine Rates Changes in BC Limousines September 16
PT Board Staffing Changes General July 15
Responsibilities of Inter-City Bus Operators Inter-city Buses July 15
Limousine Rates Survey Limousines June 10
Taxi Camera Equipment Review Taxis April 29
Changes to Indexed Rate Reviews Taxis,Limousines April 15
Limousine Rates in Victoria, Vancouver and Surrounding Areas Limousines April 8
Limousine Regulation Change: Perimeter Seating Buses Limousines March 4

2014

Document Affects Date Issued
Introducing a Voluntary Taxi Bill of Rights Taxi December 4
Reporting Taxi Data Taxi November 20
Taxi Standards Project & Data Reporting Tools Taxi November 13
Flat Rates for Whistler-YVR Limousine Trips Take Effect Limousines November 12
Update on Flat Rates for Whistler-YVR Limousine Trips
Limousines October 22
Deposits for Taxi Fares Taxi October 16
Flat Rates for Whistler-YVR Limousine Trips
Limousines October 15
Contract Rates and Discounts Taxis October 8
Update for Limousine Rates Evaluation Limousine October 2
2014 Festive Season TOPs for Taxis Authorization List Taxis October 1
Special Authorization List Taxi, Limousines, Inter-city Buses, Shuttles August 27
Revised Standard Rules for Taxis Taxi July 16
Taxi Camera Approval Process Starts Taxi July 16
Change to Taxi Tolls on Golden Ears Bridge Taxi June 25
Board Updates Sedan Limousine Definition Limousine June 4
Mobile Apps in Taxis and Limousines Taxi, Limousine April 30
Updated Application Guides, Reference Sheets and Board Forms Taxi, Limousine, PDV, Inter-City Buses, Licence Transfers, General April 30
Taxi Standards Project Actions & Recommendations Taxi April 16
New Rates and Rules for Limousines in Vancouver, Victoria and Surrounding Areas Limousine March 19
Vehicle Indentification Rule for Taxicabs in the GVRD Taxi March 12
Taxi ID Codes Required in GVRD by June Taxi March 12
Taxi Standards Discussion Paper Taxi February 12
Protect Personal Information of Your Customers Taxi, Limousine February 12
Last Chance to Comment on Future Limousine Rates Limousine January 15

2013

Document Affects Date Issued
Introducing a Voluntary Taxi Bill of Rights Taxi December 4
Reminder - Festive Season TOPs - 2013 Taxi November 27
Reporting Taxi Data Taxi November 20
Taxi Standards Project & Data Reporting Tools Taxi November 13
Deposits for Taxi Fares Taxi October 16
Update for Limousine Rates Evaluation Limousine October 2
Festive Season TOPs Taxi July 31
TranBC: A Closer Look at PTB Licencing General July 13
The 2013 Eco-Friendly Taxi Guide is available Taxi July 10
Evaluating the Limousine Rates Pilot Project Limousine June 26
Golden Ears Bridge & Taxi Toll Surcharge Taxi June 26
TCI 2013 and Return to GST General, Taxi February 27
TCI Methodology Update Taxi February 6
The Board added a new TCI webpage to its site Taxi February 6
Reconsideration Request Form now available General January 23

2012

Document Affects Date Issued
PT Board Member Appointment General December 12
Smartphone Apps and Passenger Transportation Rates Limousine, PDV, Taxi November 28
Streamlined Inter-City Bus Applications Inter-city Bus September 26
Taxi Cost Index (TCI) increase of up to 1.6% Taxi May 28
Bulletin Publication day changing temporarily General May 2
Taxi Surveys Taxi April 25
Crew Transport, Contract Rates & Discounts Limousine, PDV, Taxi April 25
PT Board Member Changes General April 18
Plain Language Revision: Application Materials General March 14
Application Policy & Process Changes General March 14
Wheelchair Accessible Transportation by Taxi and Inter-city Bus in British Columbia Inter-city Bus, Taxi

January 11

2011

Document Affects Date Issued
Board expands eco-friendly taxi policy Taxi November 2
New Board Chair Appointed - Don Zurowski General September 28
Golden Ears Bridge and Taxi Toll Surcharge Taxi July 15
Taxi Toll Surcharge for the Golden Ears Bridge Taxi June 1
Fuel Surcharges & Rates Information Online Limousine, Taxi May 18
2011 Rate Changes for Taxis and Limousines Limousine, Taxi May 11
Amended Golden Ears Bridge Taxi Toll Surcharge Taxi April 20
Standard Taxi Rules take effect May 1, 2011 Taxi March 30
Input invited on wheelchair accessible transportation Inter-city Bus, Taxi March 16
More Minimum Rates Options for Limousines Limousine March 9
Limousine Minimum Rates Pilot Project Limousine February 2
Standard Rules for Taxi Rates Taxi January 12
Licence District Update Limousine
January 5

2010

Document Affects Date Issued
Taxi Meter Requirements Taxi December 22
Temporary Operating Permit Applications Limousine, PDV, Taxi December 1
Designated Driver Services Limousine, Taxi November 24
New Fitness Requirements General November 17
Licence District Review Limousine, Taxi October 6
GEB Taxi Toll Surcharge Taxi September 1
Support Materials & Camera Surcharges General, Taxi August 16
Legislative Changes Respecting Fitness General June 9
Priority Dispatch Plans Taxi April 21
Annual Taxi Camera Inspection Reminder Taxi April 7
Taxi and Limousine Rate Updates Limousine, Taxi May 12
2010 Measures End Today Limousine, Taxi March 24
2010 TOPs No Longer Available Limousine, Taxi February 24
2010 PT Board Special Hours Limousine, Taxi February 3
2010 Updates General

January 25

2009

Document Affects Date Issued
Policy Updates General, Inter-city Bus, Taxi November 18
More Taxis & Limousines for 2010 Winter Games Limousine, Taxi September 9
New Inter-city Bus Rule; New Policies for Taxis Inter-city Bus, Taxi July 29
Golden Ears Bridge Tolls Taxi July 15
2010 Regulatory Framework Limousine, Taxi July 8
Definition of Vancouver International Airport Limousine, Taxi June 24
Flip Seat Authorizations (Amended) Taxi June 10
Taxi Cost Index 2009-B Taxi May 6
Conventional and Accessible Taxis and
Maximum Fleet
Taxi February 4
Update to the Eco-Friendly Taxi Policy Taxi January 14
Payment Processing Fees General, PDV, Limousine, Taxi

January 14

2008

Document Affects Date Issued
Flip Seats in Commercial Passenger Vehicles General, Taxi December 24
Taxi Cost Index 2009 Taxi December 18
Fuel Surcharges End Limousine, PDV, Taxi December 17
Taxi Camera Upgrades & Expansion in BC Taxi November 5
Fresh Launch for Board Website General October 22
Eco-Friendly Sedan Limousines Limousine July 30
Operational Policies General July 16
Temporary Fuel Surcharge Limousine, PDV, Taxi June 11
Fuel Costs and Temporary Surcharges Limousine, PDV, Taxi May 15
Taxi Driver Safety Taxi March 19
Policy Updates General, PDV, Taxi March 13
Taxi Bill of Rights Display Rule (Metro Vancouver) Taxi

January 30

2007

Document Affects Date Issued
Reduction of GST and Impact on PDV Rates Limousine, PDV, Taxi November 16
Taxi Cost Index 2008 - Amended Taxi November 14
Crew Transportation Rates - Amended Taxi October 24
Comments on Minimum Hourly Rates Limousine October 17
Rail Crew Transport PDV, Taxi September 5
Revised Rules of Practice and Procedure General July 20
Changes to the Eco Friendly Taxi Policy Taxi July 11
Vehicle Capacity Bands

     PDV Vehicle Banding Request Form
Limousine, PDV, Taxi July 4
Invitation To Comment - Minimum Hourly Rates and Rules for Limousines and other Non-Metered Passenger Directed Vehicles

     Q's & A's
Limousine June 27
Eco-Friendly Taxis in the GVRD and CRD Taxi May 16
Amendments to Terms and Conditions of Licence General


March 28

2006

Document Affects Date Issued
Licence Renewal Requirements General

January 11

2005

Document Affects Date Issued
Board Process Procedures and Policy General July 6
Urgent Public Need (UPN) General

February 2

2004

Document Affects Date Issued
Taxi Camera Program Taxi

November 24