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Together-BR meeting to discuss CATS reform plan

Louisiana Politics
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 8:27pm

Together-BR is set to have several meetings before deciding whether or not to endorse CATS new reform plan, which includes a tax for people in Baker, Zachary, and Baton Rouge.

Together-BR represents dozens of churches with thousands of members.

A spokesman for the organization says he wants to make sure people in the Capitol City have better service if they'll be paying for it.

“It's about a complete reform system, where our transportation then will be reliable, dependable, and comprehensive,” stated spokesman Edgar Cage. “Where residents of Baton Rouge can go all over, if they so desire.”

If the tax is approved, it would bring $18 million a year to the Capital Area Transit System.

Together-BRr has called the meetings “civic academies on transit reform”.

The first meeting is set for tomorrow evening at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, and two meetings are scheduled for next week.

Together-BR will meet on January 30 to decide whether or not to endorse CATS' reform plan.

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