Title 16, Chapter 12, Section 122
As used in this part, the term:
(1) "Bus" means any passenger bus or coach or other motor vehicle
having a seating capacity of not less than 15 passengers operated
by a transportation company for the purpose of carrying passengers
or cargo for hire.
(2) "Charter" means a group of persons, pursuant to a common
purpose and under a single contract and at a fixed charge for the
vehicle in accordance with a transportation company's tariff, who
have acquired the exclusive use of a bus or rail vehicle to travel
together as a group to a specified destination.
(3) "Passenger" means any person served by the transportation
company; and, in addition to the ordinary meaning of passenger,
the term shall include any person accompanying or meeting another
person who is transported by such company, any person shipping or
receiving cargo, and any person purchasing a ticket or receiving a
(4) "Rail vehicle" means any railroad or rail transit car,
carriage, coach, or other vehicle, whether self-propelled or
pulled or pushed by a locomotive or other vehicle or vehicles,
having a seating capacity of not less than 15 passengers, and
operated upon a rail or rails or other fixed right of way by a
transportation company for the purpose of carrying passengers or
cargo for hire.
(5) "Terminal" means a bus or rail vehicle station, depot, or any
facility operated by a transportation company. This term includes
a reasonable area immediately adjacent to any designated stop
along the route traveled by any coach or rail vehicle operated by
a transportation company and parking lots or parking areas
adjacent to a terminal.
(6) "Transportation company" or "company" means any person, group
of persons, or corporation providing for-hire transportation to
passengers or cargo by bus upon the highways in this state, by
rail vehicle upon any public or private right of way in this
state, or by both, including passengers and cargo in interstate or
intrastate travel. This term shall also include transportation
facilities owned or operated by local public bodies; by
municipalities; and by public corporations, boards, and
commissions established under the laws of the state.