The Special Committee to Review Passenger Directed Vehicles has been appointed by the Legislative Assembly to review passenger directed vehicle services and transportation network companies administered under the Passenger Transportation Act, S.B.C. 2004, c. 39, pursuant to section 42.1 of the Act. For the full text of the Committee's mandate and referral, please see the Terms of Reference.
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Terms of Reference
On May 11, 2023, the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee to Review Passenger Directed Vehicles be appointed pursuant to section 42.1 of the
Passenger Transportation Act (S.B.C. 2004, c. 39) to review passenger directed vehicle services and transportation network companies administered under the Act. This includes, but is not limited to, a review of the following:
whether the provision of licences under the Act that include passenger directed vehicle authorizations or transportation network services authorizations promotes an adequate supply of passenger directed vehicles, including accessible passenger directed vehicles, and passenger and driver safety;
the effectiveness of the test set out in section 28 (1) in promoting adequate supply and passenger and driver safety;
whether the Act promotes employment in the passenger directed vehicle services and transportation network services industries;
impacts on public transportation, traffic congestion and the environment attributable to the administration under this Act of passenger directed vehicle services and transportation network services; and
whether the Act promotes passenger directed vehicle services, including transportation network services, in small, rural or remote communities.
That the Special Committee have the powers of a Select Standing Committee and in addition be empowered to:
appoint of its number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Special Committee and to delegate to the subcommittees all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;
sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
conduct consultations by any means the Special Committee considers appropriate;
adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
retain personnel as required to assist the Special Committee.
That the Special Committee report to the House by May 10, 2024; and that during a period of adjournment, the Special Committee deposit its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, or in the next following Session, as the case may be, the Chair present all reports to the House.
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