(45 ILCS 110/6)
(from Ch. 127, par. 63s-14)
(Text of Section effective January 1, 1992, or when Missouri enacts the
same law, whichever is later.)
(a) As used in this Section, the following terms have the following
(1) "Agency" means the Bi-State Development Agency
created by the Bi-State Development Compact Act.
(2) "Conveyance" includes a bus, paratransit vehicle,
light rail vehicle, rapid transit car or train, locomotive, or other vehicle used or held for use by the Agency as a means of transportation of passengers.
(3) "Facilities" include all property and equipment,
including, without limitation, rights of way and related trackage, rails, signals, power, fuel, communication and ventilation systems, power plants, stations, terminals, signage, storage yards, depots, repair and maintenance shops, yards, offices, parking lots, and other real estate or personal property used or held for or incidental to the operation, rehabilitation, or improvement of any public mass transportation system of the Agency.
(4) "Person" means any individual, firm,
copartnership, corporation, association, or company.
(5) "Sound production device" includes, but is not
limited to, any radio receiver, phonograph, television receiver, musical instrument, tape recorder, cassette player, speaker device, and any sound amplifier.
(b) In interpreting or applying this Section, the following
(1) Any act otherwise prohibited by this Section is
lawful if specifically authorized by agreement, permit, license, or other writing duly signed by an authorized officer of the Agency or if performed by an officer, employee, or designated agent of the Agency acting within the scope of his or her employment or agency.
(2) Rules shall apply with equal force to any person
assisting, aiding, or abetting another, including a minor, in any of the acts prohibited by the rules or assisting, aiding, or abetting another in the avoidance of any of the requirements of the rules.
(3) The singular shall mean and include the plural;
the masculine gender shall mean the feminine and the neuter genders; and vice versa.
(c) No person shall use or enter upon the conveyances of the
Agency without payment of the fare or other lawful charges established by
the Agency. Any person or any conveyance must have properly validated fare
media in his or her possession. This ticket must be valid to or from the
the passenger is using and must have been used for entry for the trip when being taken.
(d) No person shall use any token, pass, badge, ticket, document,
transfer, card, or fare media to gain entry to the facilities or conveyances
of or make use of the services of the Agency, except as provided,
authorized, or sold by the Agency and in accordance with any restriction on
its use imposed by the Agency.
(e) No person shall enter upon parking lots designated by the Agency as
requiring payment to enter, either by electronic gate or parking meters,
where the cost of the parking fee is visibly displayed at each location,
without payment of those fees or other lawful charges established by the Agency.
(f) Except for employees of the Agency acting within the scope of their
employment, no person shall sell, provide, copy, reproduce, produce, or
create any version of any token, pass, badge, ticket, document, transfer,
card, or any other fare media or otherwise authorize access to or use of the
facilities, conveyances, or services of the Agency without the written
permission of an authorized representative of the Agency.
(g) No person shall put or attempt to put any paper, article, instrument,
or item, other than a token, ticket, badge, coin, fare card, pass, transfer,
other access authorization, or other fare media issued by the Agency and
valid for the place, time, and manner in which used, into any fare box, pass
reader, ticket vending machine, parking meter, parking gate, or other fare
collection instrument, receptacle, device, machine, or location.
(h) Tokens, tickets, fare cards, badges, passes, transfers, or other fare
media that have been forged, counterfeited, imitated, altered, or improperly
transferred or that have been used in a manner inconsistent with this
Section shall be confiscated.
(i) No person may perform any act that would interfere with the
provision of transit service or obstruct the flow of traffic on facilities
or conveyances or that would in any way interfere or tend to interfere
with the safe and efficient operation of the facilities or conveyances of the Agency.
(j) All persons on or in any facility or conveyance of the Agency shall:
(1) Comply with all lawful orders and directives of
any Agency employee acting within the scope of his or her employment.
(2) Obey any instructions on notices or signs duly
posted on any Agency facility or conveyance.
(3) Provide accurate, complete, and true information
or documents requested by Agency personnel acting within the scope of their employment and otherwise in accordance with law.
(k) No person shall falsely represent himself or herself as an agent,
employee, or representative of the Agency.
(l) No person on or in any facility or conveyance shall:
(1) Litter, dump garbage, liquids, or other matter,
or create a nuisance, hazard, or unsanitary condition (including, but not limited to, spitting or urinating, except in facilities provided).
(2) Drink any alcoholic beverage or possess any
opened or unsealed container of alcoholic beverage, except on premises duly licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages, such as bars and restaurants.
(3) Enter or remain in any facility or conveyance
while his or her ability to function safely in the environment of the Agency transit system is impaired by the consumption of alcohol or by the taking of any drug.
(4) Loiter or stay on any facility of the Agency.
(5) Consume foods or liquids of any kind, except in
those areas specifically authorized by the Agency.
(6) Smoke or carry an open flame or lighted match,
cigar, cigarette, pipe, or torch, except in those areas or locations specifically authorized by the Agency.
(7) Throw or cause to be propelled any stone,
projectile, or other article at, from, upon, or in a facility or conveyance.
(m) No weapon or other instrument intended for use as a weapon may be
carried in or on any facility or conveyance, except for law enforcement
personnel. For these purposes, a "weapon" includes, but not
limited to, a firearm, switchblade knife, sword, any instrument of any
kind known as a blackjack, billy club, or club, sandbag, metal knuckles,
leather bands studded with metal, wood impregnated with metal filings or
razor blades, except that this subsection shall not apply to a rifle or
shotgun that is unloaded and carried in any
enclosed case, box, or other container that completely conceals the item from
view and identification as a weapon.
(n) No explosives, flammable liquids, acids, fireworks, or other highly
combustible materials or radioactive materials may be carried on or in
any facility or conveyance, except as authorized by the Agency.
(o) No person, except as specifically authorized by the Agency, shall
enter or attempt to enter into any area not open to the public, including,
but not limited to, motorman's cabs, conductor's cabs, bus operator's seat
location, closed-off areas, mechanical or equipment rooms, concession
stands, storage areas, interior rooms, tracks, roadbeds, tunnels, plants,
shops, barns, train yards, garages, depots, or any area marked with a sign
restricting access or indicating a dangerous environment.
(p) No person may ride on the roof, the platform between rapid transit
cars, or on any other areas that are outside any rapid transit car or bus
or other conveyance
operated by the Agency.
(q) No person shall extend his or her hand, arm, leg, head, or other part of
his or her person or extend any item, article, or other substance outside of
the window or door of a moving rapid transit car, bus, or other conveyance
operated by the Agency.
(r) No person shall enter or leave a rapid transit car, bus or other
conveyance operated by the Agency except through the entrances and exits
provided for that purpose.
(s) No animals may be taken on or into any conveyance or facility except the following:
(1) An animal enclosed in a container, accompanied by
the passenger, and carried in a manner that does not annoy other passengers.
(2) Working dogs for law enforcement agencies, agency
dogs on duty, dogs properly harnessed and accompanying blind or hearing impaired persons to aid those persons, or dogs accompanying trainers carrying a certificate of identification issued by a dog school.
(t) No vehicle shall be operated carelessly, negligently, or in
disregard of the rights or safety of others or without due caution and
circumspection or at a speed or in a manner as to be likely to endanger
persons or property on facilities of the Agency. The speed limit on
parking lots and access roads shall be posted as 15 miles per hour
(u) Unless a greater penalty is otherwise provided by the
laws of the State, any violation of this Section shall constitute a
misdemeanor, and any person committing a violation of this Section shall be
to arrest and, upon conviction in a court of competent
jurisdiction, shall pay a fine in an amount not less than $25 and no
greater than $250 per violation, in addition to court costs. Any
default in the payment of a fine imposed under this Section without
good cause shall result in imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
(v) Unless a greater penalty is provided by the laws of the State, any
person convicted a second or subsequent time for the same offense under
this Section shall be sentenced to pay a fine
of not less than $50 nor more than $500, in addition to court costs,
or to undergo imprisonment for up to 60 days, or both a fine and imprisonment.
(w) Any person failing to pay the proper fare, fee, or other charge for
use of the facilities and conveyances of the Agency shall be subject to
payment of that charge as part of the judgment against the violator. All
proceeds from judgments for unpaid fares or charges shall be directed to
the appropriate Agency official.
(x) As used in this Section, the term "conviction" includes all
pleas of guilty and findings of guilt.
(y) Stalled or disabled vehicles may be removed from the
roadways of the Agency property by the Agency and parked or stored
elsewhere at the risk and expense of the owner.
(z) Motor vehicles that are left unattended or abandoned on the
property of the Agency for a period of over 72 hours may be removed as
provided for in Article II of Chapter 4 of the Illinois Vehicle Code,
except that the removal may be authorized by
personnel designated by the Agency.
(Source: P.A. 87-700; 88-611, eff. 1-1-95.)