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  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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


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

CHAPTER 5. Powers and Functions of VTA [100110 - 100256]

  ( Heading of Chapter 5 amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 32. )

ARTICLE 2. Contracts [100120 - 100126]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 180. )


The VTA may make contracts and enter into stipulations of any nature whatsoever, either in connection with eminent domain proceedings or otherwise, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, contracts and stipulations to indemnify and save harmless, to employ labor, and to do all acts necessary and convenient for the full exercise of the powers granted in this part.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 40. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)


The VTA may contract with any department or agency of the United States of America, with any public agency or with any person upon terms and conditions as the board finds is for the best interest of the VTA.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 41. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)


The VTA may insure against any accident or destruction of the system or any part thereof. The VTA may insure against loss of revenues from any cause whatsoever. It may provide, in the proceedings authorizing the issuance of any bonds, for the carrying of insurance in an amount and of a character as may be specified and for the payment of premiums thereon. The VTA may also provide insurance as provided in Part 6 (commencing with Section 989) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 42. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)


The VTA may contract for the services of independent contractors.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 43. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)


The Santa Clara County Transit District, which was established with the approval of the voters in 1972, shall continue as an entity under the control of its governing board as reorganized pursuant to the amendments to this part by statutes that were enacted in 1994. Nothing in the act that added this section during the second year of the 1993–94 Regular Session shall be construed to alter, impair, or terminate existing contracts between the district and other parties, including, but not limited to, funding agreements, grants, labor agreements, agreements entered into pursuant to Section 13(c) of the Federal Transit Act and its antecedents, bonds, notes, equipment trust certificates, or other obligations of the district. All rights and powers of the district shall continue in full force and effect and no affirmation, adoption, or assumption by the board of directors is required for that continuation. The VTA shall become the successor to certain county contracts as provided by agreement between the county and the VTA.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 44. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

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