The following words and phrases used in this chapter, and others evidently intended as the equivalent thereof, shall, in the absence of clear implication herein otherwise, be given the following respective interpretations herein:
(1) APPLICANT. A natural person who files a written application with the governing body of any municipality to which this chapter applies all in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-49A-4.
(2) AUTHORITY. A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
(3) AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITY. Any municipality the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution.
(4) AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION. A resolution, adopted by the governing body of any municipality to which this chapter applies all in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-49A-4, that authorizes the incorporation of an authority.
(5) BOARD. The board of directors of an authority.
(6) BONDS. Shall include bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money.
(7) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER. With respect to any municipality, the mayor, president of the board of commissioners, or other chief executive officer of such municipality.
(8) COUNTY. Any county in the state.
(9) DIRECTOR. A member of the board of directors of the authority.
(10) GOVERNING BODY. Court of county commissioners, board of revenue, or other like governing body with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body.
(11) INCORPORATORS. The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
(12) MUNICIPALITY. An incorporated city or town of the state.
(13) PERSON. Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality.
(14) PRINCIPAL OFFICE. The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the by-laws, and the minutes of proceedings of the board of an authority are kept.
(15) PROPERTY. Includes real and personal property, and interests therein.
(16) PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE. Includes all service involved in the transportation of passengers for hire by means of street railway, elevated railway, motor vehicles or other means of conveyance generally associated with or developed for mass surface or subsurface transportation of the public, but does not include any service involved in transportation by taxicab, airport limousine, or industrial bus.
(17) TRANSIT SYSTEM. Includes land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, garages, vehicles of all types, rails, lines and any combination of any thereof, used or useful or capable of future use in furnishing public transportation service, and all other property deemed necessary or desirable by an authority for use in furnishing public transportation service.
(18) STATE. The State of Alabama.