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Public Utilities Code - PUC


  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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


  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1899. )

CHAPTER 6. Powers and Functions of District [40160 - 40201]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1899. )

ARTICLE 1. Corporate Power [40160 - 40163]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1899. )


The district has perpetual succession and may adopt a seal and alter it at its pleasure.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1899.)


The district may sue and be sued, except as otherwise provided by law, in all actions and proceedings, in all courts and tribunals of competent jurisdiction.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1899.)


The district may exercise the right of eminent domain to take any property necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers granted in this part. The district in exercising such power shall, in addition to the damage for the taking, injury or destruction of property, also pay the cost of removal, reconstruction or relocation of any structure, railway, mains, pipes, conduits, cables or poles of any public utility which is required to be moved to a new location.

No such taking or acquisition by the district which would involve the abandonment, removal, relocation, or use of property of a railroad corporation, as defined in Section 230 of this code, shall be permitted, unless the Public Utilities Commission, after hearing, shall find and determine that the public interest and necessity require the abandonment, removal, relocation, or use of such property and that such taking or acquisition will not unreasonably impair the ability of the railroad corporation involved to provide safe, adequate, economical, and efficient service.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1176.)


All the provisions of the County Transportation Commissions Act (Division 12 (commencing with Section 130000)), regarding the powers and functions of the Orange County Transportation Authority shall be equally applicable to the Orange County Transit District as if set forth herein, and shall be in addition to the powers and functions set forth in this part. The board of directors shall determine which provisions are applicable to the conduct of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 752, Sec. 3.)

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