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  • CATS starts e-commerce so customers can buy tickets online

    October 2, 2015 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System is now allowing people to buy bus passes online in an effort to improve customer service and increase ridership. CATS CEO Bob Mirabito says customers will enjoy the convenience of purchasing passes from the comfort of their homes. Multi-ride passes have previously had... more »
  • CATS launches online bus pass ordering

    October 1, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System customers can now take advantage of e-commerce functionality on CATS' website that allows them to purchase passes from the website without having to visit a CATS terminal. “We are pleased to have this feature active on the website,” said CATS CEO Bob... more »
  • CATS approves 20 new bus stop shelters

    September 15, 2015 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Capital Area Transportation System approved 20 new bus stop shelters with solar powered lighting Tuesday afternoon. They’ll be dispersed along Florida Boulevard, Scenic Highway and Harding Boulevard at a cost of $182,600. The shelters are similar to those already placed along Baton Rouge streets. They... more »
  • New Mexico State bus robbed during Florida game

    September 6, 2015 1:42 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida police say electronics, computers and other items were stolen from a New Mexico State team personnel bus during Saturday's game. Brad Barber of the university police department says the bus, which carried football staff members, was parked outside the stadium in a secure area.... more »
  • Bus slides off the road while taking kids home Play Video

    August 18, 2015 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers blame a U-turn not wide enough for large vehicles for forcing a school bus off the road while taking kids home in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday. Witnesses said the bus went off into a ditch at Wisteria Lakes Drive and Sullivan Road. Social media... more »
  • CATS prepares to improve operations, polish its image

    August 17, 2015 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System is preparing to spend some serious money to improve its operations - and its image. The board will be asked to approve purchasing eight new buses at a cost of $450,000 each to replace vehicles in its aging fleet. The agency also is... more »
  • Survey shows CATS bus service losing support of its riders

    July 31, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The number of people willing to recommend the Capital Area Transit System to a friend has plummeted for the first time since the agency started measuring satisfaction more than a year ago. A new TransPro survey conducted in February shows that 30 percent of CATS riders are considered... more »
  • Mother found near bus station holding dead 2-year-old girl

    July 21, 2015 1:50 PM

    ATLANTA - Police say a young mother who arrived in Atlanta on a bus with her 2-year-old daughter was found weeping near the bus station, holding her toddler who was later pronounced dead. Authorities say the child and her 19-year-old mother were traveling from Greenville, South Carolina, to New Orleans,... more »
  • Dump the Pump Day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thursday is the 10th annual Dump the Pump Day, which means bus fare is free for the Capitol Area Transit System. Today residents throughout the area are taking advantage of the free bus rides. The free rides began ten years ago when gas prices were soaring, and... more »
  • CATS employees protest

    June 15, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bus Drivers for the Capital Area Transit System are speaking out against their CEO. Dozens of drivers switched shifts in protests over the weekend. They say they're protesting against Bob Mirabito for a range of issues that include: not handling customer complaints, safety issues, and firing employees... more »
  • Fire investigators to look at other buses after one bursts into flames

    May 23, 2015 12:03 AM

    MORGANZA - Fire investigators will review the maintenance records and recall notifications for all 2009 International CE 200 school buses in the fleet that runs the streets of Pointe Coupee Parish after a bus mysteriously burst into flames last week . Investigators ruled the fire accidental Friday. The bus... more »
  • School bus fire under investigation

    May 12, 2015 11:55 AM

    MORGANZA - Investigators said they're looking into what happened to a school bus which caught fire in Pointe Coupee Parish overnight. Spokesperson Will Love with First Student confirmed one of their buses parked at the shuttered Pointe Coupee Central High School was burned sometime Monday evening. Love said an... more »
  • School bus, ambulance collide in Indiana; 15 hurt

    March 31, 2015 3:26 PM

    WHEELER, Ind. - Police say 12 students were among 15 people hurt when a school bus and ambulance collided in northwestern Indiana. Porter County police Sgt. Larry LaFlower says the students suffered only minor injuries in the crash Tuesday morning at an intersection along Indiana 130 near the town of... more »
  • 4 remain hospitalized after Indiana bowling team bus crash

    March 13, 2015 9:16 AM

    HENRYVILLE, IN - Four people remain hospitalized after they were injured when a bus carrying members of the Indiana Tech bowling team overturned on an interstate in southern Indiana. University of Louisville Hospital spokesman David McArthur said three patients were in satisfactory to fair condition at the hospital on Friday,... more »
  • Bus-jacker found guilty by federal judge

    February 23, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U. S. Attorneys Office in Baton Rouge said a federal judge found a man guilty Monday of kidnapping a school bus driver and stealing her bus last year. U. S. Attorney Walt Green said 38-year-old Jock Jones pleaded guilty on Feb. 2 to a federal... more »
  • CATS board confident in CEO despite resignation call check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2015 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Capital Area Transit System board expressed confidence in CEO Bob Mirabito Thursday after calls for his resignation from a Metro Council member and bus drivers. "A sense of fear has come voer the people at CATS and amny of them call and say... more »
  • Parents review bus camera footage after son is forgotten on bus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:32 PM

    SORRENTO - Parents of a six-year-old who was left on a bus earlier this week reviewed on-board camera footage Friday and said the video device recorded their son having a two-minute seizure as he sat alone on the special needs bus. The driver and bus aid got off and... more »
  • Parents: Child forgotten on bus had a seizure check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2015 10:49 PM

    SORRENTO - A six-year-old boy left on a bus after two school system employees neglected to check the bus properly before getting off likely had a seizure, the boy's doctors told his parents. Anthony Lipps-Fugarino suffers from epilepsy and takes a special needs bus to Sorrento Primary. Tuesday morning,... more »
  • CATS workers protest broken buses, broken promises check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2015 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System workers gathered to protest at the CATS terminal on Florida Boulevard and raise concerns over bus maintenance and safety. "We have a lot of buses that aren't safe on the road," Driver's Union President Naomi Guy told News 2's Rebecca Buchanan on... more »
  • 15 students hurt after bus, car head-on wreck check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2015 9:03 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a head-on collision between a car and a school bus sent more than a dozen people to the hospital Tuesday morning in Livingston Parish. Deputies said it happened around 8 a.m. on Brown Road and Brandon Street near Denham Springs. They said 15... more »
  • Rosa Parks' archive opening to public at Library of Congress

    February 3, 2015 2:09 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in 1955, reflected later about how it felt to be treated less than equal and once wrote how tired she was of being "pushed around." Now her writings are being made available to the... more »
  • 2 city buses collide in Baltimore, sending 25 to hospital

    January 21, 2015 8:13 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Two city buses collided during rush hour in Baltimore, sending 25 people to the hospital, one in serious condition. Capt. Roman Clark of the Baltimore Fire Department says the Maryland Transit Administration buses crashed just after 7 a.m. Wednesday in west Baltimore. One bus was for people... more »
  • CATS announces Rider Association for 2015

    January 13, 2015 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials with the Capital Area Transit System announced plans to form a Rider Association this year to continue putting rider feedback to use. CATS CEO Bob Mirabito said the association will include ten people, at least seven of which must be current system riders. Mirabito... more »
  • Child dies after being hit by car

    January 9, 2015 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 14-year-old boy hit by a car while walking to a school bus stop in Baton Rouge Wednesday has died. Investigators said Daytron Edwards was hit while walking on Evangeline Street near North Foster. Police said it appears the car suffered a mechanical problem,... more »
  • Districts prepare school buses for freezing ride to school check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2015 8:23 PM

    ZACHARY - School bus technicians will be getting up extra early Thursday morning to prepare buses for freezing routes. Low temperatures can wreak havoc on bus batteries. First Student technicians in Zachary will be on the job at 5 a.m. to make sure every bus is working properly. While... more »
  • Police: BB gun shots crack windows on Alcorn bus

    December 8, 2014 2:10 PM

    NATCHEZ, Miss.- Natchez police are investigating damage to Alcorn State University band bus by someone with a BB gun. Police say the bus was parked at a fast food restaurant on U.S. 61 North around 9 p.m. Sunday when someone allegedly drove by and shot at the bus with a... more »
  • Redskins: No injuries to team in bus accident

    November 2, 2014 11:22 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Two buses transporting the Washington Redskins to their game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday collided on a highway exit ramp while driving to TCF Stadium. The Redskins tweeted that the team had arrived safely at the stadium and team spokesman Tony Wyllie said that the accident will... more »
  • Benches coming to Baker bus stops

    November 1, 2014 1:30 PM

    BAKER, La. - Bus riders may soon have seating at some of the Capital Area Transit System bus stops in Baker. The city council voted this past week to authorize Mayor Harold Rideau to enter into a contract with Giraffe Advertising to place benches at stops in the city. The... more »
  • Two killed when bus overturns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 22, 2014 2:04 AM

    BEAR, DE - Authorities say a second person has died after a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured. Delaware State Police said early Monday that a second woman had died. They said the 30-year-old woman from Istanbul, Turkey suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead... more »
  • Local church recovers from burned bus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 13, 2014 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The New Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church is moving forward after losing a major means of transportation for the congregation. Pastor Curtis Shepherd says, since the church's bus caught fire last week the church has come together in supporting one another. The bus was used... more »
  • Church bus fire at the center of investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 7, 2014 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mysterious fire of a 25 passenger church bus is now at the center of an investigation by the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The bus was being repaired at an auto repair shop off Greenwell Springs. According to Curtis Shepherd, Pastor of New Philadelphia Full... more »
  • Taxpayer-funded CATS still recovering from prior mismanagement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 18, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A newly-released audit provided even more light on the public bus system's mismanaged record keeping. Auditors reviewed records from 2013 and found Capital Area Transit System money was overspent and not recorded properly. The findings are in addition to previous reports about serious issues with how... more »
  • Ridership rises on revamped bus system

    July 26, 2014 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three months after Baton Rouge's bus system expanded service and added routes, ridership is up though the agency continues to adjust service. A challenge remaining is locating a transfer hub to replace one at the Mall of Louisiana. Mall owners have told officials of the Capital Area... more »
  • La. school bus law could add costs and travel time

    July 5, 2014 11:32 AM

    MONROE, La. - Officials are warning that a new state law could cause a big increase in school bus costs and travel times across Louisiana. The law, which takes effect in August, prohibits bus drivers from picking up or dropping off students in locations where they would have to cross... more »
  • City gives 10k to bus homeless out of town check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2014 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a request by Mayor-President Kip Holden to use $10,000 for purchasing bus tickets to give to homeless people to send them out of town. The money would be given to the HOPE, or Homeless Outreach Prevention Efforts, organization for its "Clean Sweep" operation. The... more »
  • Baton Rouge may expand bus route

    June 21, 2014 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Dreams of a streetcar serving the Nicholson Drive corridor that connects downtown Baton Rouge to LSU may take years to become reality, but the Capital Area Transit System is stepping up with a plan to fill the void. The parish bus system has decided to dedicate... more »
  • Free bus rides for "Dump the Pump" day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 19, 2014 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - To celebrate National "Dump the Pump" Day Thursday, people in the Baton Rouge area got the chance to ride CATS buses for free. The special day is an effort associated with the American Public Transportation Association to encourage people to save money by riding public transportation.... more »
  • Jackson State baseball bus burns en route to game

    May 5, 2014 4:09 PM

    MIDFIELD, Ala. - A Jackson State University bus on its way to a baseball game caught fire Monday, destroying the bus but injuring none of the people on board according to the university. A statement from JSU said the bus was taking the baseball team to a game at... more »
  • BRPD: 12-year-old in custody after shooting at bus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 2, 2014 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 12-year-old student, accused of firing multiple shots at a school bus Friday afternoon was apprehended and put in juvenile detention. The shooting happened in the 1000 block of Jonah Street. Police said the 12-year-old had a fight with another student, went into a home and... more »
  • Bus system revamp runs into hurdles in Baton Rouge

    April 26, 2014 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Transit authorities in Baton Rouge say new bus hubs that allowed system managers to create more direct routes for riders and shorten wait times for buses may have to be reconfigured after problems emerged. Just weeks into the system-wide route changes, traffic is congesting at a downtown... more »
  • CATS gearing for new look Sunday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2014 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System will roll out new buses, routes and a mobile tracking app Sunday. CATS will introduce ten new bus routes that operate out of five hubs. The transit system also added 300 new bus stop signs and removed more than 500 stops.... more »
  • CATS Dir. Bob Mirabito discusses changes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2014 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - CATS Director Bob Mirabito sat down with Whitney Vann on Thursday to talk about upcoming changes to the bus system in Baton Rouge. CATS will roll our new routes and schedules this weekend. The bus tracking app is also expected to be up-and-running. The changes are... more »
  • CATS bus routes to change March 30

    March 26, 2014 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System has announced it will be making major changes to its bus route system at the end of the month. On March 30, CATS buses will be using a new system, that will include five transit hubs to improve efficiency and shorten ride... more »
  • School bus driver, two students injured in accident with dump truck

    March 24, 2014 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating an accident Monday morning involving a school bus and dump truck. The accident happened this morning at the intersection of Airway Dr. and Choctaw Dr. According to EMS, the bus was rear-ended by the dump truck. The bus driver and two students were... more »
  • Bus driver suspended for incident involving child

    March 7, 2014 2:20 PM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has suspended a school bus driver for six months without pay and stripped him of his tenure rights for leaving a 5-year-old student on his bus for several hours three months ago. The board voted Thursday to suspend Roger Dixon, who has... more »
  • Bus driver: 'God was with us' during crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2014 11:55 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The bus driver who was involved in a deadly crash is not driving a bus, but recounting the events of two weekends ago when her bus was slammed by a vehicle, killing four people. "Out of nowhere, this vehicle appeared. I saw it, it was sideways," Amy Dore... more »
  • Audit: CATS leaders may have broken state laws check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 24, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A report from the Legislative Auditor shows the Baton Rouge bus system failed to collect and deposit money from fares and paid employees for time they did not work. The discrepancies came over an 18 month period starting in 2012. During that time, the report says... more »
  • Kids playing dangerous game while waiting for area school buses

    January 21, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- School leaders are planning extra security at school bus transfer sites since kids are playing the "knockout game" while they wait for the bus. The violent game involves randomly punching someone else, and it has happened at the transfer location on Sherwood Forest. One student could... more »
  • Protest over CATS property tax gaining momentum check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 19, 2013 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are protesting the controversial CATS property tax passed last year by having their taxes saved instead of being given to the bus system. "People need to take a stand and not just take it," protestor Danny Johnson said. A lawsuit over the constitutionality of... more »
  • CATS freebies didn't break the rules

    November 13, 2013 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Federal transit overseers decided the Capital Area Transit System did not break the rules and will not have to repay federal grant money for bizarre chartered trips. Buses were used for non-transit trips 32 times. One was to a basketball game in New Orleans. The feds... more »
  • Bus routes will change in 2014

    October 23, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Bus routes will be changing in a few months since the Metro Council approved a measure Wednesday night. Ten routes will be added and it is expected to shorten trip times. The changes will be made in March. New routes and better times were promised since... more »
  • Injuries reported after charter bus crash

    October 16, 2013 4:12 PM

    KINDER- Multiple injuries have been reported after a charter bus crashed in Jefferson Davis Parish. Photos from the scene show a truck and bus collided. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 165 and Highway 101. That is just north of I-10 and south of Kinder.... more »
  • CATS begins wave of meetings for new routes, changes

    September 23, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System is meeting with people in the community and talking about proposed changes to bus routes. CATS will add routes and change existing ones as part of its promise when a tax was approved by voters to dedicate money to the system. ... more »
  • CATS to deal with neglected problem Wednesday Play Video

    September 17, 2013 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - CATS leaders are addressing an issue that has been neglected for years. For five years when a rider puts a newer $5 bill in the farebox, it often did not get collected. The software is not compatible with the redesigned money. "Typically what would happen... more »
  • Bus overturns in southwestern Ohio; 34 injured

    September 14, 2013 2:06 PM

    LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Authorities say a Greyhound bus left the highway, flipped and landed on its side in a cornfield in southwestern Ohio, injuring 34 people. None of the injuries appear to be life threatening Officials with the Butler County Emergency Operations Center say in a statement the bus,... more »
  • Authorities: no reports of sex crimes locally after suspected rapist arrives

    September 10, 2013 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An accused rapist from Dallas was questioned overnight at the Violent Crimes Unit in Baton Rouge. Dallas Police said Van Draylan Dixson is suspected of nine rape cases in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Dixon's DNA connects him to four of those rapes so far. He fled Texas... more »
  • CATS board member Ryan Heck resigns

    September 10, 2013 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another member of the Capital Area Transit System's board resigned down today, but said he'll continue to serve until a replacement for his position is found. Ryan Heck submitted his resignation Tuesday, and told News 2 it is effective Oct. 1. However, Heck said he... more »
  • Council puts brakes on possible CATS shut down

    September 6, 2013 4:22 PM

    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."... more »
  • Documents show CATS could have broken federal guidelines check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2013 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge bus company could face some big fines from the feds. Documents obtained by News 2 show the Capital Area Transit System chartered buses improperly. The documents show under previous management there was incomplete paperwork justifying the use of CATS vehicles. CATS is allowed... more »
  • CATS looking for suggestions for new routes, changes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 2, 2013 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System is looking for suggestions as the system plans a new set of routes for 2014. Eight routes could be added and changes may be made to existing ones. Bus riders have ideas of their own. "Baton Rouge is growing so... more »
  • Metro Council member to propose dissolving CATS

    August 26, 2013 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Metro Council member will propose privatizing the Capital Area Transit System at an upcoming meeting, News 2 has learned. Councilman John Delgado told News 2 he's authored a resolution to dissolve the system, which will go before the council on Sept. 11.... more »
  • Bus wreck reported in Iberville Parish

    August 22, 2013 3:55 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Sheriff's deputies said no one was hurt after a bus crash in Iberville Parish this afternoon. Deputies said it happened around 3:40 on LA 1 south of Plaquemine near Random Oaks. Witnesses said the bus ran off the road and into a ditch in that... more »
  • Several hurt in Kansas when school bus overturns

    August 21, 2013 1:56 PM

    BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. - A school bus has overturned in northeast Kansas and some children have been injured. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Bonner Springs. A spokeswoman for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., says the hospital was preparing to receive at least eight children. Television images showed... more »
  • Leaders: if you're on CATS board, know what you are doing

    August 14, 2013 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders now require leaders overseeing the Capital Area Transit System to know something about public transit. The metro council approved setting tougher standards for members of the CATS board, which has been under fire for its handling of recent scandals. Accountants found irregularities in bus... more »
  • Parents say FIRST Student buses running too late

    August 14, 2013 10:22 AM

    CENTRAL- Parents in Central and Zachary say they're experiencing problems with the FIRST Student bus system. One Central parent told News 2 her child arrived home after 5 p.m. Tuesday. News 2's Adrian Pittman gets answers from the school system tonight on News 2 at 4. more »
  • Touchdown Express back at higher cost

    August 13, 2013 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Touchdown Express, a Capital Area Transit System service that shuttles LSU football fans from downtown Baton Rouge to Tiger Stadium on game days, will return for a fourth year. Bob Mirabito, interim CATS CEO, told the Downtown Development District Commission Tuesday the will now cost $10... more »
  • .com snafu shutters CATS site

    August 6, 2013 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The website for the public transit system here is not working because of snafu over passwords and credentials. The site's contract expired recently, and the worker who set up the payment and authentication systems died. Some of the information needed to renew the contract are not known,... more »
  • EBR bus drivers train for new school year check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of buses will hit the roads in East Baton Rouge Parish next week when school begins in Louisiana. Gary Reese, the director of transportation for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, said before their bus drivers got behind the wheel they first had to go through... more »
  • Taxpayer dollars paying for free rides out of town for homeless check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 2, 2013 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One city is footing the bill for its homeless to take one way trips to places like Los Angeles and Tulsa. The Way Home program started through private funding and gave 75 vagrants tickets out of town. But recently, Baton Rouge Metro Council gave the... more »
  • Convicted bus driver could still drive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 26, 2013 6:02 PM

    NEW ROADS- John Cline, a Pointe Coupee Justice of the Peace, who also drives school buses for the parish, was sentenced to 30 days in jail alongside a five year suspended sentence for stealing from a Livonia grocery store in 2011. Cline's attorney filed an appeal immediately after the... more »
  • LA Swift bus service to end July 31

    July 26, 2013 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials today announced that the LA Swift bus service will stop operations next week. The Department of Transportation and Development said they could not secure local funding to keep paying for the service, which was put in place after Hurricane Katrina to move affected... more »
  • CATS CEO promises transparency after resignations

    July 26, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CEO of Baton Rouge's embattled transit system said today he hopes things will move forward after the recent resignation of CATS board chair Isaiah Marshall. Marshall resigned last night amid concerns about thousands of dollars missing from the bus system and accusations another board member,... more »
  • Read Isaiah Marshall's resignation letter

    July 25, 2013 10:32 PM

    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... more »
  • CATS leader quits, blames news coverage of bus debacle check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 25, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System Board Chairman resigned Thursday, calling media coverage about a series of controversial funding events "unfortunate." The system can not find more than $100,000 in fare funds. In at least three years computers on buses suggest there should be more money than what... more »
  • Backers have plan to keep LA Swift running

    July 19, 2013 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters of LA Swift have cobbled together a proposal that would keep the commuter bus service running between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The plan was submitted to the Federal Transit Administration this week and provided to The Associated Press by the state Department of Transportation and... more »
  • CATS announces new route to hospital

    June 25, 2013 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System confirmed today they're adding a new route directly to Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge. The closest stop for the bus system before now was at Siegen Lane and Industriplex Blvd., about a 45 minute walk away from the hospital. "I... more »
  • LA Swift service extended for one month

    June 20, 2013 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LA Swift, a bus service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans will be extended by a month until July 31. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development made the announcement today. The extra month is to allow local groups to put together a plan to take over... more »
  • Band's tour bus, gawkers force traffic nightmare

    June 4, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police said a blown tire is responsible for an interstate shutdown that struck the curiosity of passing drivers and added to a nightmare commute home for thousands of people Tuesday evening. Around 4 p.m., a tour bus belonging to the band "Inner Circle" crashed. When the... more »
  • Tour bus crash closes I-10 during rush hour

    June 4, 2013 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police closed a portion of I-10 East past Highland this evening to recove a tour bus which wrecked into the median. The crash earlier this afternoon caused heavy congestion on I-10 East for hours during the afternoon rush. The bus belongs to "Inner Circle",... more »
  • Mirabito recommended for CATS interim director

    May 29, 2013 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A search committee recommended a former telecommunications vice president today to head the Capital Area Transit System in East Baton Rouge Parish. The committee chose Robert Mirabito after interviews with him and the runner-up for the position, John Conroy. The recommendation will go before the full... more »

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