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Council puts brakes on possible CATS shut down

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago September 06, 2013 Sep 6, 2013 Friday, September 06 2013 September 06, 2013 3:22 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- A planned discussion among city leaders to dissolve the Capital Area Transit System has been canceled.

Councilman John Delgado, who made the request for an upcoming Baton Rouge Metro Council meeting, pulled it. He said he wants more time to "fully vet the resolution with the members."

Delgado and other members of the city's leadership board are upset about recent scandals at the city bus system. Money has been reported missing from fare boxes and a former CATS board member is accused of using bus system money to pay private bills.

In 2012, voters in Baton Rouge and Baker approved a controversial property tax to help fund the system.
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