CATS CEO says promised improvements will come... eventually
POSTED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 10:37am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The CEO of CATS says all the improvements they promised will come, but you'll have to keep waiting for them.
New CEO Bob Mirabito said the agency isn't spending all the tax money that's coming in.
CATS has more than $3 million in the bank.
They're holding it because they want to buy new buses, and they're about to hire 70 new bus drivers as well, to cover all the new routes.
All that spending means wait times for riders will remain long until next spring.
CATS is also spending some of the tax money on raises for its employees. Their salaries had been frozen for the last four years, and were as low as any transit workers in the country.