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SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
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Mayor Broome to transit leaders: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus


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For Baton Rouge to reach its full potential, its transit agency needs to be seen as a viable option for all residents — whether they need to take the bus or simply choose to ride instead of using their own vehicle, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said Tuesday.

The mayor-president had visited the Capital Area Transit System less than a week after the parish Metro Council refused to put her Better Transportation and Roads tax proposal on the November ballot.


Unfortunately the bus system in Baton Rouge is run by a corrupt organization that makes no effort to provide decent service. LSU even fired CATS for poor performance less than a decade ago, opting for another service provider to handle the LSU area's needs.

SWB is lobbying for more taxpayer cash to be funneled into their slush fund.


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Just how much of that can be accomplished in the next few years remains to be seen. The CATS 10.6-mill property tax goes up for renewal in 2022. Broome said that if the agency can provide service to more riders of choice, it may be able to win more votes.

The CATS board and other community leaders have liked the direction Deville has taken in his first year. On the eve of his anniversary at the helm, the board granted him a 5 percent raise, bringing his annual salary to $157,500.


It's worth noting that SWB refused to seek federal funds to establish a street car line between downtown and LSU because it didn't help north Baton Rouge. She turned down federal funding because it didn't directly impact enough black people in her mind.
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PapaPogey
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Lol she's so dumb


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MorbidTheClown
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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
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: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus


no thanks


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tom
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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
Prepare for a massive tax increase to cover all the buses for "potential" riders.


StrongBackWeakMind
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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
When I was living off of Burbank, I looked into taking the bus into downtown for work - 8 miles away. It was going to take 3 busses to get there.

Yeah, envision taking the bus my ass.


ZekeTheTeke
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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
Unless Dudley and Dubossier want to pay for the expansion, she can go frick herself.


MorbidTheClown
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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
How about

"Envision a Baton Rouge where all able bodied folks work and contribute to society and no one sits around with their hand out"

?


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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
How many CEOs has CATS gone through in the past 10 years?


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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
CATS made a lot of promises before the tax election. They won the election, but have they delivered.

Are they running on time, is the GPS tracking system doing well, is ridership up, and are the buses clean and attractive?

Is anybody watching CATS or is this just like the deal with the COA?
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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
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When I was living off of Burbank, I looked into taking the bus into downtown for work - 8 miles away. It was going to take 3 busses to get there.


That's the white side of town.

It would have only taken 1 transfer and about 90 minutes if you were in north Baton Rouge.


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CATS made a lot of promises before the tax election. They won the election, but have they delivered.


CATS has a long history of promising one thing and delivering nothing. Baton Rouge needs to put its bus service out for 3rd parties to bid on and ditch CATS entirely.

If that is successful in getting more riders "of choice", then they can talk about more funding.

They don't even try. I actually feel sorry for people that depend on them for transport in the city. If there are even Park and Rides out to the suburbs, they sure don't advertise them.
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a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus


sounds like hell


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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
NOT ME, I'M DONE after 30 years in EBRP.

I sold my house in Baton Rouge and moved to Livingston Parish..


OysterPoBoy
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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
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Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus


That's racist.


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skullhawk
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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
I know she’s dumb, but there isn’t one person with a brain in her administration she could run these ideas to before getting them out in the press?


YouAre8Up
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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
Maybe SWB should set the example and have her and her staff start riding the bus first.


MorbidTheClown
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there isn’t one person with a brain in her administration she could run these ideas to before getting them out in the press?



was going to ask if she has someone who prepares these statements for her or...is she just talking out of her arse ?


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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
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Maybe SWB should set the example and have her and her staff start riding the bus first.


Short bus for them.


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SpyBoy
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re: SWB: Envision a Baton Rouge where everyone takes the bus
"The bus system in Baton Rouge is a disaster!"

"How about a plan to make it better?"

"Hell no!"


member12
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"How about a plan to make it better?"


The plan to make it better is more funding. No real change. Just more funding for higher salaries and bigger kickbacks.

CATS is basically COA.


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