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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 12. SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY [100000 - 100619]

  ( Heading of Part 12 amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 724, Sec. 5. )

CHAPTER 2. Definitions [100010 - 100022]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 180. )

100010.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, the provisions of this chapter govern the construction of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 180.)

100011.
  

“VTA” means the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 3. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

100012.
  

“Transit” means the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage by any means, and includes rapid transit.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 373, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1998.)

100013.
  

“Transit works” or “transit facilities” means any or all real and personal property, equipment, rights, or interests owned or to be acquired by the VTA for transit service or purposes.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 4. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

100014.
  

“Board of directors” and “board” means the board of directors of the VTA.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 5. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

100014.1.
  

“Director” means a member of the board of directors of the VTA.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 6. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

100015.
  

“County” means the County of Santa Clara.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 180.)

100016.
  

“Public agency” includes the State of California, and any county, city and county, city, district, or other political subdivision or public entity of, or organized under the laws of, this state, or any department, instrumentality or agency thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 180.)

100017.
  

“System” means all transit works and transit facilities owned or held or to be owned or held by the VTA for transit purposes.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 7. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

100018.
  

“Revenues” means all rates, fares, tolls, rentals, or other income and revenue actually received or receivable by or for the account of the VTA from the operation of the system, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, interest allowed on any moneys or securities and any profits derived from the sale of any securities and any consideration in any way derived from any properties owned, operated, or at any time maintained by the VTA.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 8. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

100019.
  

“Person” includes any individual, firm, copartnership, association, corporation, trust, limited liability company, business trust or receiver or trustee or conservator for any thereof, but does not include a public agency, as defined in this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 373, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1998.)

100020.
  

“Establish” includes establish, construct, complete, acquire, extend, or reroute. It does not, however, include the maintenance and operation of any existing system acquired by the VTA.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 9. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

100021.
  

“Existing system” means any transit service or system of a publicly or privately owned public utility or division thereof operating entirely within Santa Clara County or at least 40 percent of whose revenue vehicle miles for the preceding calendar year were operated within the district but does not include a charter-party carrier or the charter service of a passenger stage corporation.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 180.)

100022.
  

“Transportation works” or “transportation facilities” means any or all real and personal property, rights, or interests owned or to be acquired by the VTA to facilitate the passage of vehicles or pedestrians exclusive of transit works and transit facilities.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 10. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

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