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Definition of Public entity

Public entity Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
(See also Private Entity) 1) Any state or local government; 2) Any department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of one or more state or local governments; and 3) The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) and any commuter authority. (49CFR37)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.