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Read Isaiah Marshall's resignation letter

2 years ago July 25, 2013 Jul 25, 2013 Thursday, July 25 2013 Thursday, July 25, 2013 9:32:56 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- The leader of the Capital Area Transit System board resigned late Thursday after intense questions about missing money and allegations that a board member used bus system money to pay bills.

Here's the email Isaiah Marshall sent, leaving his post:

As many of you know, CATS has been in the media a lot over the last couple of weeks. As Board Chairman, I am disheartened by many of the things that have been said about our city's transit company. I have worked hard as a board member to help deliver a better transit organization. I believe CATS' best days are ahead. I also believe we are headed in the right direction. Unfortunately, this will occur without me as a board member. Effective immediately, I am resigning from the chairmanship and the CATS Board. It is clear to me that media attention on me will continue to be a distraction to the system that I have worked very hard to help improve. This is unfortunate. However, the system is bigger than me and the cause is greater than one board member. I have enjoyed my time on the board and do not regret choosing to serve this system. It is my departing wish that CATS will become the system that I believe it can be. A system that serves the needs our city and her citizens. I will be forever grateful to the men and women who work every day to improve the Capital Area Transit System. It has been my great privilege to work with you.

Isaiah Marshall


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