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Title 24 : Municipal and County Government

Chapter 127 : MASS TRANSIT AUTHORITIES

Subchapter 002 : REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICTS

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 5125)
  • § 5125. Purposes and powers

    (a) The district may purchase, own, operate, or provide for the operation of land transportation facilities, and may contract for transit services, conduct studies, and contract with other governmental agencies, private companies, and individuals.

    (b) The district may exercise all powers necessary, appurtenant, convenient, or incidental to the carrying out of its functions, including the following:

    (1) to sue and be sued;

    (2) to acquire, purchase, hold, lease as a lessee, and use any franchise, property, real, personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein, necessary or desirable for carrying out the purposes of the district, and to sell, lease as lessor, transfer, or dispose of any property or interest acquired by it;

    (3) to fix, alter, charge, and establish rates, fares, and other charges for the services and facilities within its area of operation, which rates, fees, and charges shall be equitable and just;

    (4) to acquire and operate, or provide for the operation of local transportation systems, public or private, within its area of operation or in a municipality not already a member of a district, with which it contracts to furnish transit service;

    (5) to make contracts of every name and nature and to execute all instruments necessary or convenient for the carrying on of its business;

    (6) to accept gifts or grants or loans of money or other property, and to enter into contracts, leases, or other transactions with any federal agency, the State, any agency of the State, or with any other public body of the State, including municipalities and school districts;

    (7) to adopt necessary rules;

    (8) to do all things necessary or convenient for the conduct of its business and the general welfare of the district in order to carry out the powers granted to it by this subchapter or any other law. (Added 1981, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2015, No. 23, § 126.)