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(1) As used in this section, the following words and phrases mean:

Enter or remain unlawfully. Has the meaning given that term in section 4.805 of this code.

Public transit station. Includes all facilities, structures, lands and rights of way that are owned, leased, held or used for the purposes of providing public transportation services.

Public transit vehicle. A vehicle that is used for public transportation or operated by or under contract to any public body in order to provide public transportation.

Public transportation. Transportation provided by a city, county, special district or any other political subdivision or municipal or public corporation.

(2) A person commits the crime of interfering with public transportation if the person:

(a) Intentionally or knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in or on a public transit vehicle or public transit station;

(b) Intentionally or knowingly interferes with the provision or use of public transportation services by, among other things, interfering with the movement of, or access to, public transit vehicles;

(c) While in or on a public transit vehicle or public transit station, engages in disorderly conduct as defined in section 4.725 of this code; or

(d) Subjects a public transportation passenger, employee, agent, security officer or transit police officer to offensive physical contact.

(Section 4.977 added by Ordinance No. 20245, enacted January 14, 2002, effective February 15, 2002.)