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CATS committee recommends long term contract for interim CEO

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Capital Area Transit System committee approved the recommendation of negotiating a long-term contract for the CATS CEO Bob Mirabito.

According to the Biz Report, Mirabito was first hired on an interim basis in May 2013 after the former CEO Brian Marshall resigned, and the board faced several changes. Under Mirabito's term, CATS has seen a drastic turn around. The direct revenue from fare boxes in August was the highest it has ever been, with over $118,000 collected and continuing to increase.

The committee gave Mirabito authorization on Thursday to bid up to $100,000 in a public auction for 10 buses that are being retired from a public transit system in Roanoke, Virginia.

The details of the contract are being worked out with Mirabito should the CATS committee approve the recommendation at its next meeting, which will be Tuesday.

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