Article 1. Corporate Power of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 4. >> Chapter 6. >> Article 1.
The district has perpetual succession and may adopt a seal
and alter it at its pleasure.
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.
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.
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