2017 California Code
Streets and Highways Code - SHC
CHAPTER 7 - Otay Mesa East Toll Facility Act
Section 31462.


For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) “Board” means the board of directors of SANDAG.

(b) “Bonds” means any bonds, notes, variable rate and variable maturity securities, and any other evidence of indebtedness issued pursuant to this chapter.

(c) “Corridor” means State Route 11 in the County of San Diego, as defined in Section 311.

(d) “Costs” includes the cost of construction or acquisition; the cost of the acquisition of all land, rights-of-way, property, rights, easements, and interests acquired by SANDAG for the construction; the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands to which buildings or structures may be moved; the cost of all machinery and equipment, financing charges, interest before and during construction and, if considered advisable by SANDAG, costs of accounting, consulting, printing, advertising and travel, cost of traffic estimates and of engineering and legal services, plans, specifications, surveys, estimates of cost and of revenues, and other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of constructing, repairing, or improving a project; administrative expenses; and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the construction, repair, or improvement of a project, the financing of the project, the placing and maintaining of a project in operation, and any payments to an entity to cover all or a portion of the costs described in this chapter. Any money paid or advanced to SANDAG with its approval for traffic surveys, borings, preparation of plans and specifications, and other engineering services in connection with the construction, repair, or improvement of a project shall be regarded as a part of the cost of a project and may be reimbursed out of the proceeds of the revenue bonds issued for a project as authorized in this chapter. Cost includes the cost to operate, maintain, repair, or improve a project.

(e) “Department” means the Department of Transportation.

(f) “Design-build” means a procurement process in which both the design and construction of a project are procured in a single phase.

(g) “Design sequencing” means a procurement process that enables the sequencing of design activities to permit each construction phase to commence when design for that phase is complete, instead of requiring the design for the entire project to be completed before commencing construction.

(h)  “Entity” means the United States or any agency or department of the United States, any State of California agency, department or political subdivision of the state, or any public or private corporation, company, partnership, joint venture, foundation, trust, estate, individual, or other legal business organization.

(i)  “Federal agency” means any agency or department of the United States.

(j)  “Project” or “projects” means any property and related facilities, whether or not now in existence, acquired to facilitate the movement of goods and people along the corridor or at the Otay Mesa East Port of Entry, including property suitable for any of the following purposes:

(1) International ports of entry.

(2) International border crossing facilities.

(3) Transportation facilities, including highway and roadway, public transit, and nonmotorized facilities, and other projects supporting any transportation facility designed, constructed, maintained, or operated with toll revenues.

(4) A bridge or tunnel, overpasses, underpasses, entrance plazas, toll houses, administration, storage and other buildings and facilities, and all equipment therefor, and may include terminal facilities, customs and immigration facilities, and such approaches and approach highways as may be determined by SANDAG to be necessary to facilitate the flow of traffic or to connect a project with the existing highway systems, together with all property, rights, easements, and interests acquired by SANDAG for the construction or operation of a project, including, but not limited to, energy and communication lines.

(k)  “Property” means land, improvements to land, buildings, improvements to buildings, machinery and equipment of any kind, operating capital, and any other real or personal property necessary for a project.

(l) “SANDAG” means the San Diego Association of Governments, as referenced in the San Diego Regional Transportation Consolidation Act, Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 132350) of Division 12.7 of the Public Utilities Code.

(m) “Trustee” means any financial institution or trust company actually doing business in this state.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 720, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2009.)

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