Chapter 2. Definitions of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 12. >> Chapter 2.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the provisions of
this chapter govern the construction of this part.
"Authority," "district," or "VTA" means the Santa Clara
Valley Transportation Authority.
"Transit" means the transportation of passengers and their
incidental baggage by any means, and includes rapid transit.
"Transit works" or "transit facilities" means any or all
real and personal property, equipment, rights or interests owned or
to be acquired by the district for transit service or purposes.
"Board of directors" and "board" means the board of
directors of the district.
"Director" means a member of the board of directors of
"County" means the County of Santa Clara.
"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.
"System" means all transit works and transit facilities
owned or held or to be owned or held by the district for transit
"Revenues" means all rates, fares, tolls, rentals or other
income and revenue actually received or receivable by or for the
account of the district 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 district.
"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.
"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
"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.
"Transportation works" or "transportation facilities" means
any or all real and personal property, rights, or interests owned or
to be acquired by the authority to facilitate the passage of
vehicles or pedestrians exclusive of transit works and transit