Topic : Capital Area Transit System

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La.'s CATS taps MV Transportation to provide paratransit services

Accessibility| April 20, 2018

As part of MV's rollout, the company will implement a driver hiring and training program and a rigorous safety program.

La.'s CATS to add 3 BYD battery-electric buses

Sustainability| March 15, 2018

With a range of approximately 150 miles on a single charge and a capacity of up to 32 passengers, depending on configuration, the K9S is ideally suited for the needs of Baton Rouge.

Management & Operations| April 4, 2017

McDonald Transit awarded Capital Area Transit interim management contract

Partnering with CAT, McDonald Transit has appointed Tony Johnson, an industry veteran and former interim president of the Fort Worth Transit Authority to serve as CAT’s GM.

Management & Operations| September 15, 2016

Committee recommends interim CEO to lead Baton Rouge's CATS

William "Bill" Deville, who has been leading the agency since April, stepped in as interim leader of the bus system following the resignation earlier this year of former CEO Bob Mirabito.

Management & Operations| April 7, 2016

'All options on table' to replace resigning CATS CEO, Mirabito

Bob Mirabito, the occasionally controversial head of CATS announced his resignation Tuesday. His last day on the job will be May 6.

Bus| July 21, 2015

Mich. BRT plan on track, set for possible 2018 launch

The 8.3-mile route, with a proposed 27 stops, would replace the Capital Area Transportation Authority’s current Route 1 from downtown Lansing to the Meridian Mall. Results from the plan’s environmental assessment study are expected to be shared at a public hearing this fall.

Accessibility| September 12, 2014

CATS approves negotiating long-term contract with interim CEO

Bob Mirabito was first hired on an interim basis in May of last year, at a time when several board changes and the resignation of former CEO Brian Marshall had left the transit system on shaky ground.
Bus| July 18, 2014

Baton Rouge agency to look into alt.-fuel bus options

Currently, CATS, which has no alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet, is considering compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, biodiesel, electric and diesel-hybrid options, agency officials said.
Accessibility| March 24, 2014

La. agency overbilled by paratransit provider

Situation is a result of a Reliant employee, who played a key part in the billing process, leaving the transit group, according to the company’s CEO.
Bus| November 21, 2013

La. transit names CEO, some want national search

Bob Mirabito, interim CEO for Baton Rouge's Capital Area Transit System, was officially approved to be the new head of the agency on Tuesday, although some officials and transit advocates still have concerns about the board’s lack of commitment to a national search.
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