PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 196 of 1986
As used in this act:
(a) “Board” means the governing body of a public authority.
(b) “Goods” means baggage, accessories, or other personal property carried by or accompanying persons using public transportation service.
(c) “Political subdivision” means a county, city, village, or township. Political subdivision, in relation to those provisions involving an authority created under an interlocal agreement pursuant to the urban cooperation act of 1967, Act No. 7 of the Public Acts of the Extra Session of 1967, being sections 124.501 to 124.512 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, forming a public authority, includes any other entities which entered into the interlocal agreement.
(d) “Public authority” means an authority created under this act.
(e) “Public transportation”, “public transportation service”, “public transportation purpose” means the movement of people and goods by publicly or privately owned water vehicle, bus, railroad car, rapid transit vehicle, taxicab, or other conveyance which provides general or special service to the public, but not including charter or sightseeing service or transportation which is exclusively used for school purposes. Public transportation, public transportation services, or public transportation purposes as defined by this section are declared by law to be transportation purposes within the meaning of section 9 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963 .
(f) “Public transportation facility” means all property, real and personal, which enhances the effectiveness of a public transportation system and is functionally related to a public transportation system or which creates new or enhanced coordination between public transportation and other forms of transportation, including street railways, motor buses, tramlines, subways, monorails, rail rapid transit facilities, tunnels, bridges, and parking facilities and other property owned or leased by a public authority for which the public authority is eligible for federal assistance as administered by the United States department of transportation.
(g) “Public transportation system” means a system for providing public transportation service, including public transportation facilities.
(h) “Revenue” means money received by the public authority as provided in section 17.
(i) “Taxable property” means the property taxable under the general property tax act, Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, being sections 211.1 to 211.157 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, except for property expressly exempted under that act.
History: 1986, Act 196, Imd. Eff. July 10, 1986
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