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Passenger Carriers

The Commission regulates the rates, routes, and services of all intrastate for-hire motor carriers transporting passengers in the state. The Transportation Department ensures that carriers comply with all relevant Nebraska statutes and Commission rules and regulations and investigates service complaints.

Regulated motor carriers are separated into the following service classifications:

Taxicabs

Taxi companies provide transportation to passengers for hire by a vehicle, subject to Rule 010.02 (2), along the most direct route between the points of origin and destination or a route under the control of the person who hired the vehicle and not over a defined regular route. Transportation is provided on a prearranged or on demand basis at metered mileage based on per-trip fare according to the provisions of Rule 010.02 (H), commencing within and/or restricted to a defined geographic area.

Open Class

Open Class companies provide transportation to passengers for hire along the most direct route between the points of origin and destination or along a route under the control of the person who hired the vehicle and not over a defined regular route, on a prearranged and not on a demand basis, at a mileage based, per trip fare or an hourly rate.

Limousine

Limousine companies provide transportation for passengers for hire along a route under the control of the person who hired the vehicle, and not a defined regular route. Transportation is provided on a prearranged and not on a demand basis for a premium fare.

Special Party and Charter Bus

Special Party and Charter Bus Service is provided to passengers by bus or van either by charter or regular route, either prearranged or scheduled service, at a fare approved by and on file with the Commission. Bus Service may be hired on a charger basis for the transportation of seven (7) or more passengers who collectively contract for transportation on a particular trip paying one lump sum. Bus Service may also be hired on a special party basis for the transportation of one or more passengers who individually contract for transportation to a common destination with each person paying an individual sum.

Special Party and Charter companies include carriers such as party buses and school bus companies providing transportation outside of the transportation of school children.

Tuk-Tuks and Other Passenger Carriers

On June 11, 2019, the Commission granted the authority of a new common carrier to provide transportation of passengers by three-wheeled low-speed vehicles called tuk-tuks.  The carrier does not have a designated service class but must comply with all Commission rules and regulations for passenger carriers.

  • A list of Certificates of Authority for Tuk-Tuks can be found here

Passenger Carrier Forms

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Vehicle Registrations and Renewals

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