458A.25 CONTRACTS; PROPERTY.
Subdivision 1. Bus transportation system defined.
Wherever the words "bus transportation
system" are used in sections
, such words shall mean and include any bus
transportation system established or acquired under authority of sections
including any land, buildings or other appurtenances incidental and necessary to the operation
of such bus transportation system.
Subd. 2. Authority powers and duties.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained
in any law or in the charter of the city of Duluth, or in any ordinance thereof, there is hereby
conferred upon such authority the following powers and duties:
(1) to sue and be sued;
(2) to enter into and execute agreements, instruments, and other arrangements which are
necessary, proper and convenient to the exercise of its powers;
(3) to acquire by purchase, lease, or gift any real or personal property, franchises, easements,
or other rights which may be necessary or proper for the operation of a bus transit system; and
may acquire real property in such manner for use as terminal facilities, maintenance and garage
facilities, ramps, parking facilities and other facilities used or useful for a bus transportation
system; provided, however, that the acquisition of any real property by purchase, lease, or gift
shall require the approval of the city council by resolution;
(4) to acquire by purchase, lease, or gift all or any part of the plant, equipment, property,
real, personal, or mixed, rights and property, revenue, funds, special funds, franchises, licenses,
patents, permits, papers, documents, and records after June 20, 1969, belonging to the operator
of a bus transit system within the city of Duluth, and may in connection therewith assume any
and all liabilities of any operator of such public transit system; all with the approval of the city
council, evidenced by resolution;
(5) to acquire, construct, equip, improve, operate, and maintain terminal facilities,
maintenance and garage facilities, ramps, transit lanes or rights-of-way, parking areas, rolling
stock, and other facilities useful for or related to a public transportation system;
(6) to lease, sell, and otherwise dispose of any of its property, or to contract with any person
or any operator, for use by such person or operator, any real or personal property under its
control, with the approval of the city council, evidenced by resolution; provided, however, that
the authority may lease or sell real and personal property that may be surplus to the continued
operations of the transit system without approval of the council;
(7) to accept gifts, grants, or loans of money or other property from the United States, the
state, or any person or entity; and for such purposes may enter into any agreement required in
connection therewith, subject to approval of the city council, evidenced by resolution.
Subd. 3. Management contracts.
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of sections
, the authority shall have the power, in lieu of directly operating any public
transportation system, or any part thereof, to enter into management contracts with any persons,
firms or corporations for the management of said system, for such period or periods of time, and
for such purposes, and under such compensation and other terms and conditions as shall be
deemed advisable and proper by the authority and such persons, firms or corporations, subject to
the approval, by resolution, of the city council.
History: 1969 c 720 s 5