As used in this division, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “Authority” means the High-Speed Rail Authority.

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

(c) “High-speed rail” means intercity passenger rail service that utilizes an alignment and technology that makes it capable of sustained speeds of 200 miles per hour or greater.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 796, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)