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Bus system leader out

3 years 5 months 1 week ago April 22, 2013 Apr 22, 2013 Monday, April 22 2013 April 22, 2013 4:26 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- The CEO of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) quit Monday.

Brian Marshall resigned after being at the helm during recent controversial decisions, including a parish-wide tax that increased property rates to fund the struggling system.

Marshall also was in charge when CATS asked the city for money when it could not meet its budget.

Although, the system said it is on an upswing now. Recently, it installed electronic monitoring devices that share bus locations with riders who have smartphones. Despite the fanfare built-up by CATS, riders complained the system did not work and was not updating.

Marshall had been with the bus system since 2009, after working in a public transit role in Illinois.
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