Article 5. Transit Facilities And Service of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 7. >> Chapter 6. >> Article 5.
The district may acquire, construct, own, operate, control
or use rights-of-way, rail lines, buslines, stations, platforms,
switches, yards, terminals and any and all other facilities necessary
or convenient for transit service within or partly without the
district underground, upon or above the ground and under, upon or
over public streets or other public ways, or waterways, together with
all physical structures necessary or convenient for the access of
persons or vehicles thereto and may acquire any interest in or rights
to the joint use of any or all of the foregoing; provided that:
(a) Installations in state freeways shall be subject to the
approval of the State Department of Public Works and installations in
other state highways shall be subject to Article 2 (commencing with
Section 670), Chapter 3, Division 1 of the Streets and Highways Code.
(b) Installations in city streets, parks, or other property
devoted to municipal use, shall be subject to the approval of the
city council having jurisdiction thereof.
The district may acquire, contract and negotiate for the services
of any and all employees of any public or private agency or
corporation operating transit facilities within the district.
The district may without limitation by any other provisions
of this part requiring approval of indebtedness, accept contributions
of money, rights-of-way, labor, materials, and any other property
for the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of
transit facilities, and may without limitation by any other
provisions of this part enter into any contracts and cooperation with
and accept cooperation from the State, or any department,
instrumentality, or agency thereof, or any public agency in the
acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of, and in
financing the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation
of, any such transit facilities.
The district may lease or contract for the use of its
transit facilities, or any portion thereof, to any operator, and may
provide for subleases by such operator upon such terms and conditions
as it deems in the public interest. The word "operator" as used in
this section means any city or public agency or any person, firm or
The district may construct and operate or acquire and
operate works and facilities in, under, upon, over, across, or along
any street or public highway or any stream, bay or watercourse, or
over any of the lands which are the property of the State, to the
same extent that such rights and privileges appertaining thereto are
granted to municipalities within the State, and to install adequate
bus stops, including the painting of curbs, subject to the governing
body in charge of such streets, highways, stream, watercourse or
The district may enter into agreements for the joint use of
any property and rights by the district and any city, public agency
or public utility operating transit facilities; may enter into
agreements with any city, public agency or public utility operating
any transit facilities, either wholly or partially within, or
without, the district, for the joint use of any property of the
district or of such city, public agency or public utility, or the
establishment of through routes, joint fares, transfer of passengers
or pooling arrangements.
The rates and charges for service furnished pursuant to this
part shall be fixed by the board and shall be reasonable.
The district shall be subject to the provisions of Division
14.8 (commencing with Section 34500) of the Vehicle Code with respect
to the operation of buses and to the rules and regulations
prescribed by the Department of the California Highway Patrol
pursuant to that chapter regulating the safe operation of buses.