HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
40-2109. Powers and duties of board. (1) Only one (1) regional public transportation authority shall exist within a county and when established pursuant to this chapter the authority will have exclusive jurisdiction over all publicly funded or publicly subsidized transportation services and programs except those transportation services and programs under the jurisdiction of public school districts and law enforcement agencies.
(2) The authority may provide public transportation services on fixed or unfixed routes; public transportation services on fixed or unfixed schedules; paratransit services for the elderly and people with disabilities as defined in the Americans with disabilities act; special services to accommodate community celebrations, sporting events and entertainment open to the public; public transportation services between cities, rural areas, park-and-ride facilities, employment centers, health care facilities, universities and commercial and shopping areas; commuter services between communities; van or car pool programs.
(3) The authority shall fix by resolution the fares and fees to be charged those who use its public transportation services. Prior to adopting any such resolution, the board shall publish proposed fares and fees in at least one (1) issue of a newspaper having general circulation in the region and shall hold at least one (1) public hearing on the proposed fares and fees.
(4) The authority may establish, fund, control and operate the administrative, equipment maintenance, servicing, storage, fueling, and other facilities required to support a safe and efficient public transportation system. In carrying out the purposes of this chapter, the authority may employ personnel, contract for services with public and private agencies and retain legal and other professional counsel.
(5) The board may adopt resolutions consistent with law, as necessary, for carrying out the purposes of this chapter and discharging all powers and duties conferred to the authority pursuant to this chapter.
(6) The authority shall have an annual audit made of the financial affairs of the authority as required in section 67-450B, Idaho Code, by the first day of December following the close of the fiscal year.
(7) The authority may enter into cooperative agreements with the state, other authorities, counties, cities and highway districts under the provisions of section 67-2328, Idaho Code.
[40-2109, added 1994, ch. 327, sec. 1, p. 1055; am. 1996, ch. 353, sec. 6, p. 1180.]