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Baton Rouge bus system needs financial help

3 years ago Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:57:29 AM CST November 30, 2011 Wednesday, November 30 2011 Nov 30, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press, The Advocate

BATON ROUGE - The frequently cash-strapped bus system for East Baton Rouge Parish does not anticipate finding a revenue source to fill its projected $2.1 million budget gap next year.

Capital Area Transit System board member Jared Loftus told the East Baton Rouge Metro Council Tuesday night they will be forced to cut service by 46 percent to balance the agency's budget or shut down by the beginning of July.

The Advocate reports the council will vote Dec. 14 on the $746 million city-parish budget for 2012.

Brian Marshall, CATS' CEO, says a cut of 46 percent of its service means that the bus system will eliminate weekend and holiday service and cut several routes.

CATS had hoped to receive private support to help it through 2012 from businesses and area organizations, but Marshall told the council its discussions with the groups have not been fruitful.

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