Reverend Raymond Jetson debates to keep CATS rolling
POSTED: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 5:15pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 5:19pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — In just a few weeks Baton Rouge voters will head to the polls to determine the fate of the Capital Area Transit System.
You'll be voting on a tax.
Baton Rouge Transit Coalition Chair Reverend Raymond Jetson says if passed, the tax would help keep cats buses on the streets.
Jetson wants to streamline public transit adding two additional bus terminals.
Right now there's only one on North 22nd street.
If the tax passes CATS will double the amount of routes.
"It is a system that needs to be fixed, and now is the time to fix it," said Reverend Jetson.
"This cats tax is a ten year, 184 million dollar increase against the home owners and small businesses," said Alex Velasquez of Taxbusters.
That special election goes before area voters April 21st.