(1) The main function that this Act gives the Authority is to provide and operate safe and reliable public passenger transport services, either directly or through persons with whom it contracts.
(2) This Act does not prevent ¾
(a) the provision of public passenger transport services other than by the Authority or persons with whom it contracts; or
(b) the Authority from performing functions under other Acts that do not relate to, or are not limited to, public passenger transport services.
Note: The Authority also has functions under other Acts. For example, the Rail Freight System Act 2000 gives it functions associated with the rail freight network.
(3) A secondary function of the Authority is to earn revenue by engaging in commercial activities that are not inconsistent with, and do not have an adverse effect on, the performance of its other functions under this or any other Act and are ¾
(a) connected with the performance of the Authority's functions under this or any other Act; or
(b) authorised by the regulations.