Article 3. Equipment Trust Certificates of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 14. >> Chapter 7. >> Article 3.

The district shall have power to purchase transit equipment such as cars, trolley buses and motorbuses, or rolling equipment, and may execute agreements, leases, and equipment trust certificates in the forms customarily used by private corporations engaged in the transit business appropriate to effect such purchase and leasing of transit equipment, and may dispose of such equipment trust certificates upon such terms and conditions as the board may deem appropriate. Payment for such equipment, or rentals therefor, may be made in installments, and the deferred installments may be evidenced by equipment trust certificates payable from any source or sources of funds specified in such certificates that are or will be legally available to the district; and title to such equipment shall not rest in the district until the equipment trust certificates are paid.
The agreement to purchase or lease may direct the vendor or lessor to sell and assign or lease the rolling equipment to a bank or trust company duly authorized to transact business in the State of California as trustee, for the benefit and security of the equipment trust certificates and may direct such trustee to deliver the rolling equipment to one or more designated officers of the district and may authorize the district to simultaneously therewith execute and deliver an installment purchase agreement or a lease of the equipment to the district.
The agreements and leases shall be duly acknowledged before a person authorized by law to take acknowledgments of deeds and in the form required for acknowledgment of deeds, and such agreements, leases, and equipment trust certificates shall be authorized by resolution of the district and shall contain such covenants, conditions, and provisions which may be deemed necessary or appropriate to insure the payment of the equipment trust certificates from legally available sources or sources of funds specified in such certificates.
The covenants, conditions, and provisions of the agreements, leases, and equipment trust certificates shall not conflict with any of the provisions of any trust agreement securing the payment of bonds, notes, or certificates of the district.
An executed copy of each such agreement and lease shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, who will be entitled to receive one dollar ($1) for each such copy filed with him and which filing shall constitute notice to any subsequent judgment creditor or any subsequent purchaser. Each vehicle so purchased or leased shall have the name of the owner or lessor plainly marked on both sides thereof followed by the appropriate words "Owner and Lessor" or "Owner and Vendor," as the case may be.