Boston: GPS Required For Mobile Food Vending Vehicle Permit Approval


GPS Requirements For Mobile Food Vending Vehicle Permit

The Mayor’s Office, Public Works, Transportation, Inspectional Services, and Fire departments have developed a single application process for procuring Mobile Food Vending Vehicle Permits.

Here are one of the unusual requirements:

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As part of the Ordinance Promoting Economic Development and the Food Truck Industry in the City of Boston, all permitted food trucks must have a global positioning system (GPS) device installed on their vehicle.

Vendors will work directly with Trimble to procure, install, and set up GPS with data feed to the City of Boston.

Do you find this to be too much?  Is “big brother” overstepping his bounds?