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  • CATS board to select interim CEO after Mirabito resignation

    April 7, 2016 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) Board of Commissioners is scheduled to have a meeting Friday to select an Interim CEO after Bob Mirabito’s resignation on Tuesday. Mirabito announced his resignation from the city’s public transit system on Tuesday afternoon. According to the meeting agenda, the board of... more »
  • CATS to offer Shamrock Shuttle for St. Patrick's Day parade

    March 10, 2016 7:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System will offer its Shamrock Shuttle for people going to the St. Patrick’s Day parade this weekend. The shuttle will depart from the I-110 Overpass Area downtown where riders can park their cars for free. It will operate from 9 a.m. to 2:30... more »
  • Baton Rouge transit customers 17 and younger to ride free

    November 19, 2015 4:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System's Board of Commissioners has approved a pilot program that allows customers 17-years-old and younger to ride free in the month of December. Reports the agency hopes to encourage the use of public transit as customers get older. The one-month trial will allow CATS... more »
  • Bus system chief in line for 19 percent pay raise

    April 17, 2015 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The director of the Capital Area Transit System, Bob Mirabito, is in line for a 19 percent pay raise, which, if approved, would make him one of the highest-paid public officials working in East Baton Rouge Parish. Mirabito, who has been the CEO of transit system for... more »
  • CATS workers protest broken buses, broken promises 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 »
  • CATS says they're making good on 2-year-old promises Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System claims they are finally making good on promises made two years ago. Voters approved raising $10 million, hoping for big changes from the cash strapped bus system. They were promised shorter wait times, express lines to the airport and universities, new... more »
  • CATS Touchdown Express rolls again, with changes Play Video

    August 29, 2014 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - CATS Touchdown Express will roll again for LSU home football games but with several changes due to new gameday traffic rules. Capital Area Transit System buses will bring Tigers fans to Death Valley from several locations including Hollywood Casino, Hotel Indigo, Florida and I-10 underpass and... more »
  • CATS gearing for new look Sunday 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 »
  • 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 »
  • CATS $16 million property tax repeal gaining steam Play Video

    August 22, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are demanding a repeal of the tax that funds the public transit system in the wake of recent controversies "Instead of making Baton Rouge look like the next great city, it's making clear that there are some very corrupt people," conservative activist Woody Jenkins said.... more »
  • CATS workers took bus to Hornets game, violated federal rules Play Video

    August 20, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System employees hitched a ride in a company bus to New Orleans, and the system's in trouble with the federal government. At Tuesday night's CATS Board of Directors meeting, newly appointed CEO Bob Mirabito advised the company is not in compliance with the... more »
  • CATS former CFO kept $12,000 of company cash for nearly a year Play Video

    August 19, 2013 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hours after Capital Area Transit System CFO, Gary Owens, resigned, it was revealed he kept thousands of dollars of cash in a safe for months and did not deposit the money. "I told him in July he must deposit that money," CATS CEO Bob Mirabito said. "It... more »
  • City leaders call for investigations, answers into missing bus money Play Video

    July 24, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A closer look into the Capital Area Transit System reveals neglect of an ongoing problem. The fareboxes some blame for three-and-a-half years worth of lost money were bought and put to use seven years ago. According to CATS administrators, the software hasn't been updated since then.... more »
  • News 2 Investigators: other cities don't have trouble with their bus system Play Video

    July 23, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The scandal that has the Capital Area Transit System searching for missing money keeps rolling along. "We've had these reconciling differences since we had the fareboxes," CATS CFO Gary Owens said. What he calls 'reconciling differences' adds up to more than $100,000 missing over a three-and-a-half... more »
  • New CATS CEO not an LSU fan Play Video

    June 24, 2013 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Newly-appointed Capital Area Transit System CEO Bob Mirabito said he's ready to take on tough criticism, polarizing opinions and past-due deadlines. But he's not ready to fully root on the Tigers just yet. A Notre Dame alum and civil engineer with a Masters in Business... more »
  • CATS call consultant's report worthless

    February 25, 2013 11:07 AM

    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... more »

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