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Transit Districts Principle Enabling Act

Public Utilities Code §24501 et seq.

Powers and Functions: Construct and operate rail lines, bus lines, stations, platforms, terminals and any other facilities necessary or convenient for transit service.

Formation: Any city together with unincorporated territory, or two or more cities, with or without unincorporated territory, may organize and incorporate as a transit district; cities and unincorporated territory included within a district may be in the same or separate counties and need not be contiguous; no city shall be divided in the formation of a district.

7 Directors, elected by resident voters to 2- 4 year terms*

*Elected at large from nominees that represent each of the 5 wards within the district and 2 are elected at large(See Public Utilities Code §24801)