473.4051 Light rail transit operation.
The council shall operate light rail transit facilities and services upon completion of construction of the facilities and the commencement of revenue service using the facilities. The commissioner of transportation and the council may not allow the commencement of revenue service until after an appropriate period of acceptance testing to ensure satisfactory performance. In assuming the operation of the system, the council must comply with section 473.415. The council shall coordinate operation of the light rail transit system with bus service to avoid duplication of service on a route served by light rail transit and to ensure the widest possible access to light rail transit lines in both suburban and urban areas by means of a feeder bus system.