REV Houston: Street Illegal

REV HOUSTON: STREET ILLEGAL “REV Houston does not have a special license to drive the electric carts. Already, the city has given the company three tickets with numerous citations, including operating a taxi without a license. The city defines a taxi cab as any automobile or motor-propelled vehicle used for the transport of passengers for hire, explained Blanton Daniels, manager of the city’s transportation division. . . . ‘They’re trying to circumvent the regulation by saying they’re working for gratuities,’ said Daniels, adding that he sees no difference between a taxi for hire and a taxi that works for tips. It’s still money changing hands.” [Houston Chronicle, via Off the Kuff; previously]