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PUBLIC ART

Artwork that is publicly funded; artwork sited in public places; artworks whose content is determined in great part by public input.

PUBLIC AUTOMOBILE SERVICE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (PAS)

A system designed to facilitate short-distance urban trips at modest speed through the use of a fleet of small electric automobiles, available at self-service stand locations every few blocks, for rental by the trip to accredited drivers.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The active and meaningful involvement of the public in the development of transportation plans and programs.

Public Private Partnerships

A government service or private business venture that is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private-sector companies. A P3 concession is an alternative way for a public agency to deliver a public-purpose project. A…

PUBLIC SERVICE AUTOMOBILE

Transportation System, Public Automobile Service.

PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE

A vehicle used for public passenger transport. (TRB)

PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM

An organization that provides transportation services owned, operated, or subsidized by any municipality, county, regional authority, state or other governmental agency, including those operated or managed by a private management firm under contract to the government agency owner. (APTA)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Any system of an operator which provides transportation services to the general public by any vehicle operating on land or water, regardless of whether operated separate from or in conjunction with other vehicles. Also known as “mass transportation”, “mass transit”…

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CORPORATION

The entity that establishes the employment status of non-contract Metro employees.

PUBLIC UTILITIES CODE

State laws which govern the MTA and define its authority.