[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. IV, Sec. 4-8, of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, 1978, adopted 3-1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CHARTER AUTO BUSES
- A bus or buses or other vehicle or vehicles propelled by motor power operated by the person owning or leasing such bus or other vehicle propelled by motor power pursuant to a contract agreement, or arrangement to furnish an auto bus or other vehicle propelled by motor power and a driver thereof to a person, group of persons or organization (corporate or otherwise) for a trip designated by such person, group of persons or organization for a fixed charge per trip, per auto bus, per vehicle or per mile, or operated by the person owning or leasing such bus or other vehicle propelled by motor power for the purpose of carrying passengers for hire, each passenger paying a fixed charge for his carriage, on a special trip arranged and designated by such owner or lessee, which fixed charge may or may not include meals, entertainment or other fixed charges.
Excepting as otherwise herein provided, it shall be unlawful for any charter auto bus to enter into and load or unload its passengers or to park within the borough on any street without first having made application for and obtained from the Borough Clerk a written permit authorizing the entry and loading and unloading of its passengers, and the parking of the charter auto bus on a certain and specific date. The application for the permit shall be in duplicate, shall be in writing, addressed to the Borough Clerk, with the duplicate delivered to the Chief of Police and shall state the name and address of the person, group of persons or organization, corporate or otherwise, making the application, the exact address from which the bus ride will originate, the number of persons expected, the number of buses to be used, the specific date, the approximate time of arrival in the borough, the specific point of destination and the period of time during which the charter auto bus or buses and persons expect to remain in the borough. The Borough Clerk may issue a permit for which there shall be no fee, authorizing the entry, loading, unloading and parking of the charter auto bus in the borough at such place or places designated by the Chief of Police. The application must be submitted to the Borough Clerk and Chief of Police within a reasonable period of time before the date of arrival.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any charter auto bus or buses, as herein defined, on any street in the borough during any day of the week, including Sunday, except in the place or places as designated in any written permit designated by the Chief of Police in accordance with the application therefor required by this chapter.
Nothing herein contained shall apply to any excursion on charter buses originating in the Borough of Fort Lee and leaving for points elsewhere.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to include taxicabs or buses employed solely in transporting school children or such omnibuses or other vehicles operated by virtue of a franchise from the borough or auto buses which operate within the borough under any municipal consent over a regularly established route, either intrastate or interstate, between fixed termini upon a regularly established and published schedule.
This chapter is hereby declared to be necessary in the interest of the public safety and health of the community, to relieve congestion of traffic in the borough, to lessen fire hazard occasioned by the obstruction due to charter auto buses between April 1 and October 1 and to provide for certain necessary police regulation of charter auto buses.