CATS Bus System looking for a break from tax reform

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 8:05pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Officials with Together Baton Bouge say they're trying to pass a reform that'll decrease transit time in Baton Rouge from 75 minutes to 15 minutes.

CATS officials say the wait time won't be an issue, if this reform passes, it'll increase routes from 19 to 37.

Metro Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis says the EBR Metro Council has already approved the reform, and it goes before voters April 21st.

The tax increase will dedicate over 18 million in tax dollars alone, but Collins-Lewis says if the reforms don't pass, there won't be any public transit.

"People want to see their transit system reformed. I don't know about the taxes, people are always anti-tax or they're a little concerned about taxes being raised, but it's a necessary thing, if we're going to do anything with our transit system, we're going to have to have a tax to support that, " said Collins-Lewis.


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