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Chapter 14A.100 Regulations Governing the Safety and Conduct on Portland Streetcar, City of Portland Property

City Code Chapter

(Chapter added by Ordinance 185369, effective June 29, 2012.)

14A.100.010 Purpose.

  1. For the safety, convenience and comfort of passengers, and for the safety of personnel and the region, and for the preservation of service quality in pursuit of the City of Portland’s duty to provide a cost-effective source of reliable transportation, and to prevent system security vulnerabilities, it is necessary to establish rules and regulations governing conduct on Portland Streetcar system and protection of City of Portland property. Any violations of this Chapter is punishable in accordance with Chapter 14A.110.

14A.100.020 Definitions.

  1. For the purposes of Chapters 14A.100 and 14A.110, the following definitions shall apply:
  2. A.  “Citations” mean any forms as authorized pursuant to ORS Chapter 153 and issued for violation this Chapter or Chapter 14A.110.
  3. B.  “City” means the City of Portland, Oregon.
  4. C.  “Emergency” means an on-board Portland Streetcar vehicle fire, any incident that presents the risk of actual or threatened serious physical injury to persons, any apparently urgent medical need or any other circumstances in which a state of emergency has been declared.
  5. D.  “Fare Enforcement Agent” means a person authorized by the Director of Transportation to inspect proof of fare payment and to issue citations as provided by Chapters 14A.100, 14A.110 and the associated administrative rules.
  6. E.  “Fare Instrument” means any fare media, pass or transfer issued by TriMet or the Portland Streetcar authorizing the bearer to ride the Portland Streetcar.
  7. F.  “Hearings Officer” includes any person designated by the City of Portland to conduct hearings upon the request of a person who has received an exclusion.
  8. G.  “Honored Citizen” means
    1. 1.  transit rider that is 65 or older and has a government-issued photo ID (with proof of age) or a TriMet Honored Citizen ID Card; or
    2. 2.  is a person with a physical or mental disability and is the holder of a TriMet Honored Citizen ID Card.
  9. H.  “Pay Station” means a machine, facility or kiosk where a person may purchase a fare instrument.
  10. I.  “Peace Officer” means a Portland police officer, sheriff, constable, marshal, municipal police officer, member of the Oregon State Police, and such other persons as maybe designated as a peace officer by Oregon law.
  11. J.  “Portland Streetcar Platform” means an area used exclusively for boarding and de-boarding, or waiting for a Portland Streetcar or TriMet bus (if co-designated as a bus stop), including the designated loading area, stairways, ramps, and shelters.
  12. K.  “Portland Streetcar Station” means any designated place where streetcars stop to board and de-board passengers, or designated layover zones, including the platform.
  13. L.  “Portland Streetcar Transit System” means the Streetcar platforms, the Streetcar stations, fare machines,  comfort stations, maintenance facilities, vehicles and rails.
  14. M.  “Portland Streetcar Vehicle” means the rail vehicles used to transport passengers operated on behalf of the City of Portland, and other non rail vehicles operated by Portland Streetcar.
  15. N.  “Proof of Payment” means a validated fare instrument issued by TriMet or Portland Streetcar including but not limited to a circulator transfer,  Portland Streetcar Annual Pass, other fare media fare identification or documentation authorized by Chapters 14A.100 and 14A.110 or the administrative rules.
  16. O.  “Qualified Exclusion” means an exclusion from use of the Portland Streetcar Transit System with geographic or time exceptions that permit an excluded individual with a disability or a transit-dependent individual to use the Portland Streetcar Transit System for trips of necessity, including travel to and from medical and legal appointments, school or training classes, places of employment, or to obtain food, clothing and necessary household items, or to access a critical service.
  17. P.  “Service Animal” means any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. 
  18. Q.  “Transit Dependent” means a person who has no independent source of transportation and relies solely on public transit for local movement access.