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State Regulation of Passenger Carrier Services, Taxis, and Transportation Network Companies

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This memorandum summarizes the Public Utilities Commission's (PUC’s) authority to regulate passenger carrier services, taxis, and transportation network companies (TNCs).  Specifically, this memorandum discusses PUC regulations concerning common carriers, contract carriers, limited regulation carriers, and TNCs.  It also provides an overview of the legislative changes to large-market taxicab regulation that passed during the 2018 legislative session and take effect for taxicabs operating in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, and Weld counties on January 1, 2019.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details