CATS board approves CEO hiring
BATON ROUGE - The board that oversees the Capital Area Transit System has approved hiring Robert Mirabito to lead the agency as it moves forward this year to overhaul its services.
The agreement is subject to negotiations between Mirabito and the CATS board's president and vice president, who will iron out final terms of the contract.
The board instructed President Isaiah Marshall and Vice President Dalton Honoré II to set a $125,000 limit on Mirabito's salary, which was former Chief Executive Officer Brian Marshall's base pay at the time of his resignation in April.
Marshall, who had led CATS since 2010, resigned amid public criticism that the agency wasn't making enough progress quickly enough to deliver promised service improvements.