Chapter 2. Definitions of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 15. >> Chapter 2.

Unless the context otherwise requires, the provisions of this chapter govern the construction of this part.
"District" means the San Mateo County Transit District.
"Transit" or "transit service" means the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage and parcels by any means.
"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", "board", or "directors" means the board of directors of the district.
"County" means the County of San Mateo.
"Board of supervisors" means the county board of supervisors.
"Public agency" includes the State of California, and any 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 purposes.
"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 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, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, trust, business trust, or the receiver or trustee or conservator for any thereof, but does not include a public agency, as defined in Section 103016.
"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 district.
"Existing system" means any transit service or system of a publicly or privately owned public utility, or division thereof, which was operating on January 1, 1974, entirely within the county, or which operated at least 75 percent of its revenue vehicle miles for 1973 within the county, but does not include a charter-party carrier or the charter service of a passenger stage corporation.
"Existing taxi service" means any public passenger transportation service which (1) is not subject to the jurisdiction, control, and regulation of the Public Utilities Commission, (2) is available for hire on an exclusive or shared-ride basis, (3) is on call or demand over the public streets within the county in a motor vehicle of distinctive color or insignia equipped with a taximeter which is demand activated and operated by a licensed driver at the direction of passengers, and (4) was operating on January 1, 1974.