A Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV) is defined as a public service vehicle with seating for up to eight people. Small Public Service Vehicles include taxis, wheelchair accessible taxis, hackney cabs and limousines. The purpose of this document is to explain how these public transport vehicles are regulated and your rights.
Under the Taxi Regulation Act 2013, the National Transport Authority is the regulator for all SPSVs. An Advisory Committee on Small Public Service Vehicles gives advice to the Authority on issues regarding SPSVs and their drivers. This group consisted of representatives from the taxi, hackney and limousine industry, local authorities, An Garda Síochána, the tourist industry and disability action groups.
The duties of the regulator are:
Further information on the regulation of taxi and small public service vehicles is available from the National Transport Authority. Information on taxis is also available on the Authority’s consumer website, transportforireland.ie.
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If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.