Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of North Brunswick 1-14-2002 by Ord. No. 02-2; amended in its entirety 2-19-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Any Township of North Brunswick Department or any event sponsored or financed by the Township of North Brunswick may request transportation services to be provided by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services for special programs and events. Such requests will be granted, provided a municipal vehicle and driver or an approved vendor procured by the Township is available. All costs will be absorbed through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services budget.
A. 
North Brunswick-based groups/organizations (including public school groups) that serve residents of North Brunswick may request transportation services to be provided by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services for special programs and events. All requests shall be subject to availability and approval by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. The Department reserves the right to deny transportation to any group/organization/individual.
B. 
Groups approved for transportation services through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services will be invoiced and responsible for the following charges:
(1) 
Driver time/overtime. The sponsoring group/organization will, at least 10 days prior to the event, pay in advance to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services any/all costs associated with securing a driver to work the program/event. This shall include regular pay, overtime pay, or holiday pay dependent on the time and day that the service is provided. The sponsoring group/organization will be made aware that driver rates might vary slightly. In the event the actual time shall exceed the advance payment, the sponsoring group/organization shall promptly pay to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services any and all such additional costs. If the actual cost shall be less than the payment, the Department shall reimburse the excess.
(2) 
Mileage. The sponsoring group/organization will pay in advance to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services estimated mileage at the standard IRS rate. If the actual costs for mileage shall exceed the advance payment, the sponsoring group/organization shall promptly pay to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services any and all such additional costs. If the actual cost shall be less than the payment, the Department shall reimburse the excess.
(3) 
Administrative fee. The sponsoring group/organization will pay in advance to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services a $15 administrative fee per approved request.
(4) 
Tolls/parking. The sponsoring group/organization is responsible for all toll and parking fees at the time of the event.
(5) 
Approved vendor. When a third-party vendor is engaged by the municipality to provide requested services it shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring group/organization to reimburse the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services for all third-party costs associated with the request/event.
A. 
The Senior Transportation Program is available for North Brunswick senior residents age 62 and over or bona fide disabled residents that have no other means of transportation and do not drive. Residents must pre-register and receive a transportation card to use services under the Program. Approved trips and the user's cost share amount(s) shall be promulgated by the Department and issued within the Program guideline.
B. 
Options under the Senior Transportation Program include the following:
(1) 
Reimbursement. Residents that use an established transportation network company are eligible to submit for reimbursement. For the purpose of this chapter, a "transportation network company" shall mean any entity that uses digital network or software mobile applications to connect a passenger to a transportation network driver for the purpose of providing transportation for a fee (i.e., Uber, Lyft). To receive reimbursement a claim shall be submitted by the resident that must include the following information: name of company, name of passenger, date, time, pick-up location, drop-off location, and amount. Additional information may be requested at the discretion of the Department. Reimbursements shall be calculated based on the approved trips under the Senior Transportation Program minus the cost share to the resident outlined within the Program guideline.
(2) 
In-house transportation services. Residents may call the Senior Center to request transportation services to be provided by the Township staff or an approved vendor procured by the Township for trips and special programs and events. Payments shall be made in advance of scheduling a trip and requests shall be subject to availability and approval by the Department. In-house transportation services shall also be provided for approved food shopping, trips to local restaurants and stores, and trips to and from the Senior Center at a reduced rate that shall be outlined within the Program guideline.
(3) 
Licensed taxi company. Residents that use a taxi cab that is licensed, pursuant to Municipal Chapter 311, for approved trips under the Program shall be responsible for their cost share of the trip at the time the service is rendered. When calling a licensed taxi company to schedule a trip the resident must identify the trip is under the Senior Transportation Program and show the cab driver their transportation ID card. It shall be incumbent on the taxi owner to submit to the Township a claim for the balance due on the fare.
A. 
The sponsoring group/organization shall, at least 10 days prior to the event, deliver to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services a certificate of insurance naming the Township of North Brunswick as a named insured and which shall contain a clause indemnifying and saving harmless the Township of North Brunswick and all its agents, servants and/or employees from any and all liability of whatever nature arising from the provision of such transportation services by the Township. The policy shall be a comprehensive general liability policy with minimum limits of $1,000,000 bodily injury (BI) each occurrence and $500,000 property damage (PD) each occurrence. The certificate of insurance must indicate coverage at the above minimum limits for:
(1) 
Contractual;
(2) 
Independent contractors; and
(3) 
Completed operations.
B. 
The certificate shall also indicate coverage for comprehensive automobile liability with minimum limits of $1,500,000 bodily injury (BI) each occurrence and $1,500,000 property damage (PD) each occurrence and shall further indicate coverage in the above limits for hired vehicles and nonowned vehicles.