CATS waiting to ask for fare raise

CATS waiting to ask for fare raise
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POSTED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:19pm

CATS says it's going to wait before asking for a fare hike.

The board announced today it will wait at least a month before trying to change its prices.

It has a plan that would raise fares, while eliminating transfer fees; however, it isn't ready to go before the Metro Council and ask for approval.

"It was tabled and deferred to allow the staff to work up a better and more thorough equity analysis of who was going to be impacted," stated CATS Board President Marston Fowler.

The board also gave the go-ahead for a contract extension for Interim CEO Bob Mirabito.

Mirabito started in June and was given the job through the end of this year. This extension could be a sign that CATS wants him to stay on as the permanent CEO.

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