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70 ILCS 3610/2
(70 ILCS 3610/2)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 352)
For the purposes of this Act:
(a) "Mass transit facility" means any local public transportation
facility, whether buses, trolley-buses, or railway systems, utilized by
a substantial number of persons for their daily transportation, and
includes not only the local public transportation facility itself but
ancillary and supporting facilities such as, for example, motor vehicle
parking facilities, as well.
(b) "Participating municipality and county" means the municipality
or municipalities, county or counties creating the local Mass Transit
District pursuant to Section 3 of this Act.
(c) "Municipality" means a city, village, township, or incorporated
(d) "Corporate authorities" means (1) the city council or similar
body of a city, (2) the board of trustees or similar body of a village
or incorporated town, (3) the council of a municipality under the
commission form of municipal government, and (4) the board of trustees
in a township.
(e) "County board" means the governing board of a county.
(f) "District" means a local Mass Transit District created pursuant
to Section 3 of this Act.
(g) "Board" means the Board of Trustees of a local Mass Transit
District created pursuant to Section 3 of this Act.
(h) "Interstate transportation authority" shall mean any political
subdivision created by compact between this State and another state, which is
a body corporate and politic and a political subdivision of both contracting
states, and which operates a public mass transportation system.
(i) "Metro East Mass Transit District" means one or more local mass transit
districts created pursuant to this Act, composed only of Madison, St. Clair
or Monroe Counties, or any combination thereof or any territory annexed to such
(j) "Public mass transportation system" shall mean a transportation system
or systems owned and operated by an interstate transportation authority,
a municipality, District, or other public or private authority, employing
motor busses, rails or any other means of conveyance, by whatsoever type or
power, operated for public use in the conveyance of persons, mainly providing
local transportation service within an interstate transportation district,
municipality, or county.
(k) "Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District" means one or more local mass transit districts created pursuant to this Act, composed only of municipalities located within Cook County or Will County, or both, or any territory annexed to such district.
(l) "Northwest Metra Commuter Rail District" means one or more local mass transit districts created pursuant to this Act, composed only of municipalities located within McHenry County, or any territory annexed to such district.
(Source: P.A. 96-1542, eff. 3-8-11; 97-1116, eff. 1-1-13.)