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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 11. PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL PUBLIC TRANSIT [99000 - 99582]

  ( Part 11 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 1325. )

CHAPTER 4. Transportation Development [99200 - 99420]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1400. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions and Definitions [99200 - 99217]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1400. )

99200.
  

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Mills-Alquist-Deddeh Act.”

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1400.)

99201.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions given in this article shall govern construction of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1400.)

99203.
  

“Claimant” or any derivative term, such as “applicant,” means an operator, city, county, or consolidated transportation service agency.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1120.)

99204.
  

“City” means a city within the county having the fund from which the disbursement will be made.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1400.)

99204.3.
  

“Commission” means the California Transportation Commission.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 161.)

99204.5.
  

“Consolidated transportation service agency” means an agency designated pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 15975 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1120.)

99204.6.
  

“Controller” means the Controller of the State of California.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 988, Sec. 4.)

99205.
  

“County” includes a city and county.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1400.)

99205.5.
  

“Department” means the Department of Transportation.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 161.)

99205.6.
  

“Director” means the Director of Transportation.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 579, Sec. 10.)

99205.7.
  

“Fare revenues” means the revenue object classes 401, 402, and 403 as specified in Section 630.12 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as now or as may hereafter be amended.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1002.)

99206.
  

“Fund” means the local transportation fund established by a county under Article 11 (commencing with Section 29530) of Chapter 2 of Division 3 of Title 3 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1400.)

99206.5.
  

“Disabled person” means any individual who by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunction, or other permanent or temporary incapacity or disability, including, but not limited to, any individual confined to a wheelchair, is unable, without special facilities or special planning or design, to utilize public transportation facilities and services as effectively as a person who is not so affected.

As used in this section, a temporary incapacity or disability is an incapacity or a disability which lasts more than 90 days.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 769, Sec. 6. (AB 2679) Effective January 1, 2013.)

99207.
  

(a) “Included municipal operator” means a city or county which is included, in whole or in part, within a transit district or which has been extended the authority to join a transit district by that district’s enabling legislation, and in which city or county public transportation services have continuously been provided, since at least January 1, 1971, by the city or county, by a nonprofit corporation or other legal entity wholly owned by the city or county, or by the University of California.

(b) “Included municipal operator” also means the City and County of San Francisco and the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa with respect to any portion of the unincorporated area thereof, and any city in those counties, which is outside the area of the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District and which is not receiving adequate local public transportation services, as determined by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, from any of the transit districts which includes the county or city, taking into consideration, among other things, the amount of such services needed in the county or city, the cost to provide such services, and the amount of such services provided in other areas of the transit district as compared to their needs.

(c) “Included municipal operator” also means any city within the County of Sacramento which (1) is outside the activated boundaries of the Sacramento Regional Transit District, (2) contracts with the district for transit services, and (3) provides local transit services within the city that the Sacramento Area Council of Governments annually determines can be better provided by the city than the district, taking into consideration, among other things, the amount and the nature of the services required in the city, the ability of the district to provide the services, the coordination of the services with district services, the remoteness of the city in relation to other district services, the cost of providing the services, the funds available to provide the services, and the amount of services provided in other areas of the district compared to their needs.

(d) “Included municipal operator” also means any city or unincorporated area within the County of Los Angeles (1) that is not receiving adequate local public transportation services, as determined by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, from either the Southern California Rapid Transit District or any currently “included municipal operator” as defined in this section, and (2) that meets the criteria established by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, taking into consideration, among other things, the cost to provide such services, the amount of such services needed in the county or city, the funds available to provide such services, and the amount of such services provided in other areas of the county as compared to their needs.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 769, Sec. 7. (AB 2679) Effective January 1, 2013.)

99207.5.
  

In Los Angeles County, an “eligible municipal operator” is a transit operator that has been designated eligible to receive formula-equivalent funds allocable for transit operating purposes, other than funds specifically included in the formula allocation program.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 554, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)

99208.
  

“Included transit district” means any of the following which has operated a public transportation system since at least January 1, 1971:

(a) A transit district whose boundaries are contained entirely within those of a larger transit district.

(b) A district organized pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 27000) of Division 16 of the Streets and Highways Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1408.)

99209.
  

“Municipal operator” means a city or county, including any nonprofit corporation or other legal entity wholly owned or controlled by the city or county, which operates a public transportation system, or which on July 1, 1972, financially supported, in whole or in part, a privately owned public transportation system, and which is not included, in whole or in part, within an existing transit district.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 545.)

99209.1.
  

“Municipal operator” also means any county which is located in part within a transit district and which operates a public transportation system in the unincorporated area of the county not within the area of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1002.)

99209.5.
  

“Operates” for purposes of Sections 99209 and 99215, and “operation” for purposes of paragaraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 99289, mean that the operator owns or leases the equipment, establishes routes and frequency of service, regulates and collects fares, and otherwise controls the efficiency and quality of the operation of the system, but does not require that operators of rolling stock be employees of a public agency.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 544, Sec. 1.)

99210.
  

“Operator” means any transit district, included transit district, municipal operator, included municipal operator, or transit development board.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1188.)

99210.1.
  

“Operator” also means the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission for operation of commuter rail services.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 615, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2005.)

99211.
  

“Public transportation system” means any system of an operator which provides transportation services to the general public by any vehicle which operates on land or water, regardless of whether operated separated from or in conjunction with other vehicles.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1408.)

99211.5.
  

“Ridesharing services” means a comprehensive organizational effort which is designed to reduce the number of vehicles on the highways during peak travel periods within a defined area by encouraging the planning and marketing of high-occupancy vehicle facilities, increases in the number of passengers per vehicle in vehicles used for ridesharing, alternative work schedules, and other transportation demand management strategies among employers and commuters.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1143, Sec. 1.)

99212.
  

“Secretary” means the Secretary of Transportation.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 507. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

99213.
  

“Transit district” means a public district organized pursuant to state law and designated in the enabling legislation as a transit district or a rapid transit district.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1400.)

99214.
  

(a) “Transportation planning agency” means the entity designated in Section 29532 of the Government Code.

(b) “Transportation planning agency” also includes, for purposes of this chapter, the county transportation commissions created in the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura pursuant to Division 12 (commencing with Section 130000).

(c) “Transportation planning agency” also includes, for purposes of this chapter, the Imperial County Transportation Commission in Imperial County.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 769, Sec. 8. (AB 2679) Effective January 1, 2013.)

99215.
  

“Transit development board” means a public entity created pursuant to state law and designated in the enabling legislation as a transit development board, including, solely for purposes of submission of claims, receipt of funds, separate annual reporting to the Controller, and provision of service as an operator under this chapter, any nonprofit corporation or other legal entity wholly owned or controlled by the transit development board which operates a public transportation system.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 864, Sec. 1.)

99217.
  

“Urbanized area” means such an area as defined by Section 101 of Title 23 of the United States Code.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 161.)

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