LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN IMPLEMENTING PUBLIC OR PRIVATELY SPONSORED CARPOOLING PROGRAMS IN CANADA

This study of 4 different types of carpooling (car pools, dynamic car pools, van pools, and bus pools) considers aspects related to implementation, regulations, and liability, and discusses specific case studies. In the conventional carpool, passengers and drivers are known to each other; dynamic carpooling can be arranged by radio, TV or the newspapers, and involves picking up passengers at designated stops; poolers may also combine to purchase a van or the van may be purchased by the employer; bus pools are run at specified times between a community and an employment center. The study concludes that the question of who should implement a carpooling program should be considered after the program is drawn up. Driving license requirements and taxi regulations vary, and the attitude of the transit authorities to exclusive franchise rights of transit systems are also known to vary. The liability of the driver of a carpool vehicle to the passenger, the liability of passengers to injured third parties, employer liability, and taxation are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Development Agency Centre

    800 rene-Leveque Boulevard West, Suite 600
    Montreal, Quebec H3B 1X9,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Glasbeek, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1981 12:00AM