Remunerated passenger transportation by automobile
What do the changes mean for owners of an authorized taxi* serving YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport?
- 1. Do the new regulations in effect change the taxi service offering at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport?
It is still possible for everyone/any taxi to drop off passengers at the airport. However, only taxis that hold a permit issued by ADM Aéroports de Montréal can pick up passengers leaving the airport.
- 2. How are airport taxi permits issued?
For many years now, ADM has been issuing taxi permits by drawing lots from applications received following a public notice outlining the requirements.
- 3. What are the changes?
Previously, only permit holders in Agglomerations 5, 11 and 12 were eligible. With the coming into force of regulations governing remunerated passenger transportation by automobile, all taxi owners whose vehicle meets ADM’s requirements will be eligible to participate in a draw when announced by ADM.
- 4. Why doesn’t ADM make access to the taxi pool open to everyone and why is there an airport access fee for taxis and limousines?
ADM has the right to issue permits. Permits aim to ensure fairness for operators at the airport. To provide quality customer service, a minimum level of service must be provided at all times, including during off-peak periods.
Based on the number of passengers, ADM determines the number of vehicles required to service the clientele and thus ensure a certain volume of activity for taxi owners. 400 permits were issued in 2019. Due to COVID-19 and the drastic drop in passenger volumes at the airport, we will not be holding a new draw for 2020 and will extend the current permits.
ADM charges a fee for issuing a permit that provides access to the commercial vehicle pool; this fee is now charged per entry into the pool. The fee is $3.84 plus applicable taxes. This fee is equivalent to the fee charged to companies at YUL that provide remunerated transportation for passengers.
These amounts cover the expenses that ADM incurs as a result of the passenger transportation service, including maintenance and snow removal, security and dispatch service.
- 5. How can I find out when the next draw will be held?
You can consult ADM’s website for all information regarding remunerated transportation for passengers.
Taxi: Defined by the Ministry of Transport as a vehicle equipped with a taxi roof sign and a taximeter.
Limousine: Defined by ADM Aéroports de Montréal in the document entitled Conditions particulières applicables aux permis de « limousine » d’aéroport (Specific conditions applicable to airport “limousine” permits).