27. The Agency has authority over metropolitan transportation by bus and its authority takes precedence over the authority of any public transit operating authority. The Agency also has authority over any extension of the subway and, to the extent provided for in this Act, over its financing and operation. It may also enter into contracts with taxi permit holders to provide, on its behalf, shared transportation service by taxi on all or part of its area of jurisdiction.
“Metropolitan transportation by bus” means all or part of a public transportation service, determined by the Agency, that allows a person to travel from one municipal territory to another municipal territory unless both are situated in the territory of the same public transit operating authority, and “bus” means a bus or a minibus within the meaning of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2).