CATS call consultant's report worthless
BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System managers are fighting back against a consulting firm's report that recommended the transit system use outsource managers from a transit management firm.
The Advocate reports CATS management provided written responses to the CATS board members calling the TMG Consulting firm analysis "useless" and "worthless."
Chief Financial Officer Gary Owens wrote that TMG based claims on information which was flawed to the point of being worthless and is very misleading to an uninformed reader. TMG's report also says CATS had not planned employee raises or new positions in budgets for 2013 and 2014.
Owens wrote that CATS has planned a 3 percent across the board pay increase for 2013 and will spend $380,000 for new administrative hires and $854,000 for new bus operators.