Taxi Identification Code for Lower Mainland Taxis

By June 2014, each taxi in the Greater Vancouver Regional District must have a unique taxi identification code (TIC) on the outside and inside of the vehicle.

A TIC will make it easier for people to identify vehicles when making compliments or complaints. Cab companies will spend less time investigating complaints or searching for lost articles. Enforcement officers will be able to recognize vehicles more easily.

The TIC consists of letters and numbers. The letters represent the legal name of the company. The numbers represent the unit or dispatch numbers that taxi companies assign to the vehicle. Taxis that have authority to operate in Vancouver at peak periods will display an "S" at the end of their TIC.

Companies must also post a list of vehicles and their corresponding TIC on the company website. If a company does not have a website, then it must maintain a list of vehicles and their TIC and make them available upon request.

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