1- Introduction

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Introduction

Cowlitz Transit Authority ( CTA ) Transit Vehicles, Facilities and Properties are intended to provide services for the benefit of the general public.  Pursuant to RCW 36.57A.080, and in order to maintain public transportation services that are orderly, safe, secure, comfortable, and convenient, the following Rules of Conduct for CTA Transit Vehicles, Facilities and Properties (the “Rules of Conduct”) have been adopted by the CTA Board of Directors.  The Rules of Conduct are intended to regulate conduct occurring with CTA employees, on CTA Transit Vehicles, within or upon CTA Facilities and Properties, and in connection with the CTA’s provision of public transportation services.

The Rules of Conduct consist of four1 separate articles, which include the following:

Article 1 – Introduction
Article 2– Definitions
Article 3 – Regulation of Conduct
Article 4 – Public Communication Activities: CTA Transit Vehicles, Facilities and Properties.

If any one or more of the provision(s) in the Rules of Conduct shall be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be null and void and shall be deemed separable from the remaining provisions in the Rules of Conduct and shall in no way affect the validity of the other provisions of the Rules of Conduct.

1– Unless otherwise provided herein, reference to the phrase “Rules of Conduct” shall collectively include Articles 1 through 4.