Public transportation means transportation provided to the general public by a regular and continuing general or specific transportation vehicle that is owned or operated by a public transportation agency, including providing one or more of the following types of passenger transportation:
(1) Intercity or commuter passenger train service or other short-haul railroad passenger service in a metropolitan or suburban area (as described by 49 U.S.C. 20102(1)).
(2) Heavy or light rail transit service, whether on or off the general railroad system of transportation.
(3) An automated guideway, cable car, inclined plane, funicular, or monorail system.
(4) Bus transit or commuter bus service.