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  • Fire kills 14 dogs at California pet boarding facility

    July 6, 2015 3:39 PM

    MONTEREY - Authorities say 14 dogs died in a fire at a Central California boarding facility that cares for pets while their owners are away on vacation. Inspector Mike Ventimiglia of the Monterey Fire Department said Monday it appears the dogs died of smoke inhalation. He says a cause for... 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 riders catch a free ride on June 18

    June 15, 2015 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bus riders in Baton Rouge will be able to catch a free ride on June 18th. Capital Area Transit System (CATS) announced Monday that it will join other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 18. ... 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 »
  • CATS board approves new contract for Mirabito

    April 21, 2015 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Capital Area Transit System's governing board approved a three-year contract extension and a raise Monday night for CEO Bob Mirabito. The contract includes a $175,000 salary with an extra $700 monthly allowance for benefits like health and life insurance. The contract can also... 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 CEO sorry people found comments insulting

    March 10, 2015 11:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CEO of CATS apologized for comments he feels were misrepresented. "It was never my intention to offend anyone, and I am sorry that my comments on a recent podcast have distracted our community from our continued push to move our transit system forward," Bob Mirabito... more »
  • Parish-wide animal control considered in Livingston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2015 4:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council will discuss the need for parish-wide animal control at its council meeting Thursday. Right now in the parish, animal control only exists in the city limits of Denham Springs, Walker and within the town of Livingston. Parish Councilman Ricky Goff wants to find... 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 »
  • Drivers to call for resignation of CATS CEO

    February 11, 2015 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Capital Area Transit System driver's union and a member of the EBR Metro Council announced Wednesday they will call for the resignation of CATS CEO Bob Mirabito. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle's office released the announcement, which said the formal call for Mirabito's resignation... 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 »
  • Firefighters keep dogs, cats & birds smoke-free in fire

    January 19, 2015 10:38 AM

    SLIDELL - A St. Tammany Parish fire chief says firefighters saved six dogs, five cats and five birds from being hurt by smoke from a fire next door. Chief Chris Kaufmann of Fire District No. 1 says the animals were being boarded at Bow Wow Dog Grooming when a grocery... 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 »
  • CATS Garden District Trolley begins service today

    January 5, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - As of Monday, the Garden District Trolley will begin service in Baton Rouge and connect several of the city's centers for booming commerce and business. The new route will provide service that links the Garden District, Central Business District, Perkins Overpass and Acadian Village retail area.... more »
  • CATS says they're making good on 2-year-old promises check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Animals to get extra funding check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2014 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pending approval by the Baton Rouge Metro Council, the Companion Animal Alliance will get more funding to take care of their animals. It's expected to get $60,000 more this year since the city increased fees for pet owners. The CAA says the funding will be a... 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 »
  • CATS hold meetings on new routes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 8, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System wants to expand on some routes with the first public discussion tonight at 5:30 p.m. Riders at a stop on Government Street had some strong opinions when it comes to their thoughts on the Capital City's public transportation. "You sit... more »
  • CATS approves $150K bid to purchase used buses check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 16, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capitol Area Transit System wants to spend $150,000 on 10 used buses they're hoping to purchase from an auction in Virginia. The buses are being retired and are are well worn, each having around 350,000 miles. But board members say that's better than what they... more »
  • CATS Touchdown Express rolls again, with changes check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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' Mirabito setting solid, new foundation

    August 19, 2014 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capitol Area Transit System met Tuesday to discuss a recent audit that detailed over-spending, unaccounted for payments, and poor record keeping. The board in charge of the taxpayer-funded system also examined how new CEO, Bob Mirabito, is doing thus far. CATS has been under new... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • SOS Rescue needs families to help Save Our Strays check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 27, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - SOS Rescue is looking for summer volunteers and foster families as they continue their effort to "Save Our Strays". The Plaquemine-based group was established in 2003 and holds weekly adoption events every weekend in the Baton Rouge area. Andrea LaFaver, President of SOS Rescue, said... 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 »
  • It's kitten season for Project Purr check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 14, 2014 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It is officially kitten season for Project Purr. Heidi Batdorf and Jamie Leblanc visited 2une In Monday with some furry friends to tell you how you can adopt. They say more and more litters are showing up at shelters and they need your help to find... 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 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 »
  • Bus system offers free rides as routes changed

    March 22, 2014 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The parish bus system is waiving fees for riders for a week at the end of March as it implements a new route structure. Riders can take a Capital Area Transit System bus for free March 30-April 5, officials tell The Advocate. The move is intended to... more »
  • Supreme court puts brakes on CATS lawsuit

    March 21, 2014 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Supreme Court denied to hear arguments dealing with a lawsuit over the CATS property tax. It means an end to the suit over the controversial tax that voters approved two years ago. Baton Rouge, voters favored the tax by a 54% to 46% margin. The... more »
  • Dozens of cats, dogs taken from home

    March 20, 2014 4:45 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities removed dozens of dogs, cats and kittens from an Iberville Parish home Thursday after a complaint that some of the animals had gotten out. Mark Miglacio with the Iberville Parish Department of Public Works said 16 dogs and 20 cats and kittens were removed from the... 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 »
  • Woman feeding 30 cats asks for help check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 20, 2014 6:14 PM

    LIVINGSTON - When dozens of cats took over a woman's French Settlement home, her friends stepped in to help. Tracy Gardner says the first time she saw almost 30 cats outside her friend's home, she knew she had to help. "When I got out of my vehicle, there... more »
  • CATS to consider spending thousands to lease new office space

    February 17, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Capital Area Transit System leaders will discuss leasing more office space for staff and extra parking spaces for additional buses at a meeting Tuesday. CATS, which is funded through a controversial property tax, is considering occupying one floor of Mid City Towers, formerly Dean Tower, a 14-story... more »
  • CATS buses will not run Tuesday

    January 27, 2014 7:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public transit will not run Tuesday, in anticipation of iced roads and unusual winter precipitation in the Baton Rouge area. Capital Area Transit System sent a message out through social media and its website alerting riders that buses will not run on January 28. "Due to expected... more »
  • Judge: Protestors filed "CATS" lawsuit too late

    December 23, 2013 7:35 AM

    Protestors of the "CATS" tax, may be out of luck. Three judges unanimously ruled in favor of the Baton Rouge Transit system, saying that the tax is legal and that protestors filed the lawsuit "too late". State law requires objections to be filed within sixty days. The lawsuit was... 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 »
  • Board hopefuls will be asked about felony pasts

    November 13, 2013 12:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People who apply to be a member of the board of directors for Capital Area Transit System will now be asked about their criminal history, or if they have one. The search committee will ask people if they have a record since background checks are not performed... more »
  • CATS could seal the deal on CEO

    November 12, 2013 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The interim CEO could become a more permanent fixture of the bus company since a committee of the board is proposing hiring him full time. Bob Mirabito has been leading the bus system since the former CEO resigned amid scandal in May. Mirabito has been at... 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 »
  • CATS board candidate has criminal conviction

    October 23, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At least one city leader is raising a red flag about a candidate for an available seat on the board of directors of the bus system here. William Johnson pleaded guilty to felony attempted theft and conspiracy to commit fraud related to donations to DARE programs in... more »
  • No fare hike for CATS

    October 15, 2013 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A fare increase is no longer on the table after a meeting among leaders of the Capital Area Transit System Tuesday afternoon. Increasing fares by a quarter will instead be studied and not discussed for about a month. The increase would have come as fares for transfers... more »
  • CATS to discuss route, fare changes today

    October 15, 2013 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents who use public transportation may notice some changes to the service soon. Board members of the Capital Area Transit System will discuss Tuesday increasing fare rates and a new route structure for next year. The price of a daily pass could increase by 25... more »
  • CATS wants increased fares check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 11, 2013 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System wants to increase bus fares to help with the cost of operations. The changes being considered include eliminating transfer fees and raising the price of daily, weekly and monthly passes. Right now it cost $1.75 for a one-way trip. CATS... more »
  • CATS gets a new board member

    October 9, 2013 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council approved Ben Miller to fill a vacant seat on the Capital Area Transit System. Miller replaces former board president Isaiah Marshall. The vote to fill Montrell McCaleb's seat is deferred for two weeks. Metro Council members were deadlocked on two candidates after three... 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • CATS employees suspended, vanishing farebox money resolved

    September 11, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least three CATS employees were suspended without pay for taking advantage of company cars. "We've had three administrative employees on an unpaid vacation, either a one day or three days," CATS Interim CEO Bob Mirabito said. The unpaid vacations stem from tracking devices recently... 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 »
  • CATS $16 million property tax repeal gaining steam check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Loftus resigns from CATS board in heated letter

    August 22, 2013 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Entrepreneur Jared Loftus stepped down today from the Capital Area Transit System board, calling the board corrupt and unwilling to work for the betterment of the system. Loftus accused other board members of beind closed-minded, inept, and unethical in his resignation, and said he'd witnessed criminal... more »
  • CATS under investigation by federal agency check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2013 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge bus system CATS, is under fire for chartering its vehicles for use by employees, breaking federal rules, as we told you exclusively last night on NEWS 2 at 10. The Federal Transit Administration is now investigating CATS. Tuesday, interim CEO Bob Mirabito alerted... more »
  • CATS workers took bus to Hornets game, violated federal rules check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 workers get raises amid money troubles

    August 20, 2013 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System gave about 200 workers raises this year, despite financial difficulties. CATS officials say the money was included in the CATS' budget and is part of an effort to move the ailing bus system forward. Interim CEO Bob Mirabito said it's been four... more »
  • CATS former CFO kept $12,000 of company cash for nearly a year check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • CATS CFO resigns, investigation turned over to DA check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2013 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The chief financial officer for the Capital Area Transit System resigned this afternoon. In a letter sent Friday to his boss CATS CEO Bob Mirabito, Gary Owens doesn't explain why he's leaving. During a scheduled press conference, Mirabito wouldn't answer questions about Owens' resignation or... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Councilman proposes new way to pick CATS board

    August 13, 2013 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A councilman has introduced a resolution calling for the resignations of all Capital Area Transit System board members and for a new process to vet nominations of those seeking to serve on the Baton Rouge transit system board of directors. Two resolutions by Councilman Buddy Amoroso are... more »
  • Questions raised after CATS passes audit

    August 12, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Auditors promise a new check of the books at the headquarters of the Capital Area Transit System will show irregularities in the accounting department, even though the latest audit from the state found no issue. CATS was awarded an "A" by the Legislative Auditor's office. The audit... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • City leaders call for investigations, answers into missing bus money check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • CATS issues, money on Chamber agenda

    July 23, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge will discuss issues related to the parish's troubled transit system today. The lunch meeting pulls together business owners, other chamber members and guests to hear updates on legal challenges and money troubles surrounding the Capital Area Transit System.... more »
  • Interim CEO: CATS missing thousands each month check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2013 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The interim CEO of Baton Rouge's transit system revealed today thousand of dollars in fares have gone missing, and vowed to get to the bottom of what happened. Robert Mirabito said a recent audit found a discrepancy between the amount of money reportedly collected in fares... more »
  • Community group calls for CATS changes

    July 22, 2013 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Community leaders today called on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council to make changes to the city-parish transit board. Members of "Together Baton Rouge" brought up issues with the Capital Area Transit System's interim CEO, whom they criticized for having no transit experience, and with the... more »

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