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PDFWAC 480-30-086

Certificates, general.

(1) Certificate required. A person must have a certificate from the commission before operating as a passenger transportation company in the state of Washington.
(2) Company name. The company name is the name of the certificate holder.
(a) A company electing to conduct operations under a trade name must first register the trade name with the commission.
(b) A company must conduct all operations under the company name, a registered trade name, or both. Operations includes, but is not limited to, advertising, ticketing, and identifying vehicles.
(c) A company may not operate under a company name or trade name that is similar to that of another company if use of the similar name misleads the public or results in unfair or destructive competitive practices.
(3) Display. A company must keep its original certificate on file at its principal place of business open to inspection by any customer, law enforcement officer, or authorized commission representative who asks to see it.
(4) Replacement. The commission will replace a lost or destroyed original certificate at no charge.
(5) Description of certificated authority. When a company's certificate authority includes boundaries such as cities, towns, streets, avenues, roads, highways, townships, ranges or other descriptions, the boundaries remain established as they existed at the time the commission granted the authority.
(6) Operating within certificated authority.
(a) A company must operate strictly within the authority described in its certificate.
(b) The commission may take administrative action against a company operating outside its certificated authority. Refer to WAC 480-30-241 for information regarding the commission's compliance policy.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 80.54.020, and 80.54.060. WSR 16-02-076 (Docket TE-151080, General Order R-583), § 480-30-086, filed 1/4/16, effective 2/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, 81.12.050, 81.68.030, and 81.70.270. WSR 06-13-006 (General Order No. R-533, Docket No. TC-020497), § 480-30-086, filed 6/8/06, effective 7/9/06.]
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