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Chapter 17     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. DEFINITIONS.

ARTICLE 2. STATE ROAD COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 2A. WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS.

ARTICLE 2B. TOLL ROAD STUDY COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 2C. ORPHAN ROAD AND BRIDGE ACQUISITION PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 2D. HIGHWAY DESIGN-BUILD PILOT PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 2E. DIG ONCE POLICY.

ARTICLE 3. STATE ROAD FUND.

ARTICLE 3A. INDUSTRIAL ACCESS ROAD FUND.

ARTICLE 4. STATE ROAD SYSTEM.

ARTICLE 4A. COMPLETE STREETS ACT.

ARTICLE 5. STATE CONVICT ROAD FORCE.

ARTICLE 5A. DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

ARTICLE 6. LICENSES.

ARTICLE 7. CERTIFICATES OF TITLE.

ARTICLE 8. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND LAWS OF THE ROAD.

ARTICLE 9. GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO STATE ROADS, COUNTY-DISTRICT ROADS, STREETS AND ALLEYS, STATE ROAD COMMISSION, COUNTY COURTS AND MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES.

ARTICLE 10. COUNTY COURTS; MUNICIPALITIES; GENERAL AUTHORITY AND DUTIES AS TO ROADS, ETC.

ARTICLE 11. COUNTY AND DISTRICT ROAD FUNDS.

ARTICLE 12. COUNTY-DISTRICT ROADS.

ARTICLE 13. COUNTY ROAD ENGINEER OR SUPERVISOR.

ARTICLE 14. DISTRICT ROAD SUPERINTENDENT.

ARTICLE 15. COUNTY CONVICT ROAD FORCE.

ARTICLE 16. OBSTRUCTIONS.

ARTICLE 16A. WEST VIRGINIA PARKWAYS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM AUTHORITY.

ARTICLE 16B. PUBLIC PORT AUTHORITY.

ARTICLE 16D. ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION.

ARTICLE 16E. STATE SAFETY OVERSIGHT PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 17. TOLL BRIDGES.

ARTICLE 17A. CONSTRUCTION FINANCING FOR SURFACE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS.

ARTICLE 17B. STATE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUND PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 18. FERRIES AND WHARVES.

ARTICLE 19. GENERAL CRIMINAL PROVISIONS.

ARTICLE 20. ROADSIDE MEMORIAL MARKERS.

ARTICLE 21. LICENSING OF CHAUFFEURS AND OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS.

ARTICLE 22. OUTDOOR ADVERTISING.

ARTICLE 23. SALVAGE YARDS.

ARTICLE 24. WASTE TIRE REMEDIATION.

ARTICLE 24A. DISPOSAL OF ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES, JUNKED MOTOR VEHICLES, AND ABANDONED OR INOPERATIVE HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES.

ARTICLE 25. THE WEST VIRGINIA INDUSTRIAL ROAD PARTNERSHIP ACT OF 1989.

ARTICLE 26. STATE ROAD BONDS.

ARTICLE 26A. ROADS TO PROSPERITY STATE ROAD BONDS.

ARTICLE 27. PUBLIC-PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES ACT.

ARTICLE 28. WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT TRANSPORTATION ACT.

ARTICLE 29. TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.

ARTICLE 16C. DIVISION OF PUBLIC TRANSIT.

§17-16C-1. Creation of division.

The division of public transit is hereby created and is under the supervision of the secretary of transportation pursuant to the provisions of chapter five-f of this code.

§17-16C-2. Designation of department.

The Department of Transportation through the division of public transit is hereby designated as the agency of this state responsible for administering all federal and state programs relating to public transportation.

§17-16C-3. Powers and duties of the division.

The division has the power to:

(a) Assist in the development of improved public transportation facilities, services, equipment, techniques and methods, with the cooperation of transportation carriers, both public and private;

(b) Enhance the mobility of all residents of the state, particularly those who by age, income or physical limitation experience serious transportation disadvantages;

(c) Manage publicly funded transportation resources in a cost effective manner and endeavor to achieve an increased ridership with available resources;

(d) Establish a system to adequately coordinate and distribute publicly funded transportation services within the state, including, but not limited to, transportation services for senior citizens, for participants in head start programs, for disabled citizens and for private nonprofit organizations and to establish a pilot project or projects as an initial part of implementing a system of coordination and distribution;

(e) Maintain a cooperative working relationship with public and private transportation providers, private nonprofit organizations, local planning and development councils, other state agencies and the federal government;

(f) Coordinate and assist various public and private transportation entities in strengthening their development and operation of public transportation facilities and services;

(g) Coordinate with other states and the federal government the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of public transportation facilities in the state having an interstate impact;

(h) Acquire, plan, hold, construct, improve, maintain and operate, own or lease, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, all facilities necessary or incidental thereto for the operation of public transportation systems in the state;

(i) Apply for and receive from the federal government or from any other person, corporation, association or other entity, any grants in aid or gifts to be used for public transportation related purposes;

(j) Provide financial assistance to local transportation agencies to the extent authorized by the Legislature and federal grants: Provided, That no county or local government may reduce the level of funding for transportation services in place upon the effective date of this section and be eligible to receive financial assistance pursuant to this section;

(k) Enter into contracts with other agencies of the state, other public bodies, private firms or individuals to provide technical services or public transportation related services;

(l) Exercise or perform any power, duty, responsibility or function in carrying out public transportation related activities which are essential to the completion of the projects;

(m) Insure local matching funds with state or local money, or both, for federal assistance projects; and

(n) Implement rules necessary to accomplish its assigned duties.

§17-16C-4. Public transit advisory council.

There is hereby created the West Virginia public transit advisory council which shall consist of eleven members, selected by the Governor, who shall serve for two-year terms commencing on April 1, one thousand nine hundred ninety-two, and who shall serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor. The membership of the council shall be broadly representative of those groups affected by the implementation of this article: Provided, That no more than four of the members of the council shall reside in the same congressional district. No more than six members may be of the same political party. The members of the council shall serve without compensation and without provision for their expenses related to the work of the council. The council shall provide consultation, on an advisory basis, to the division of public transit on matters related to the implementation of the pilot program or programs referred to in subdivision (d), section three of this article.

§17-16C-5. Assistance of other state agencies.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, at the division's request and as mutually agreed upon, other state departments, divisions or agencies may enter into agreements with the division to assist or undertake projects that are beneficial to public transportation. All expenses and other requirements connected with the projects remain the responsibility of the division of public transit.

§17-16C-6.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

§17-16C-7.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

§17-16C-8.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

§17-16C-9.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

§17-16C-10.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

§17-16C-11.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

§17-16C-12.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

§17-16C-13.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

§17-16C-14.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

§17-16C-15.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

§17-16C-16.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137.

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