You will require this authorisation if you intend to provide a booking service for taxis or hire cars. Providing a booking service means taking bookings for taxis or hire vehicles, and communicating information to drivers for passenger services.
A booking service includes taking the booking and driving the passenger transport yourself, or arranging for another person to do so. Electronic bookings are still considered to be a passenger service.
The following are examples of booking services:
- Ridesharing companies
- A business that takes bookings which are performed by taxis
- Hire car companies that take bookings
- Individuals that take bookings, like an independent taxi driver.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.