Thursday, April 24 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:36:25 GMT
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan. The board voted to sell $25 million worth of bonds this afternoon,More >>
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan.More >>
BAKER, LA (WAFB) -
Capital Area Transit System interim CEO Bob Mirabito addressed a small crowd in Baker Monday night to unveil a plan to expand bus routes in the Baton Rouge area, including Baker.
Mirabito adds the expansion will also equal the hiring of 70 additional full-time drivers by a target date of March 31, 2014.
"We are upgrading a transit system that's not met the needs of the public so now we are putting in an additional eight routes, we have some express and limited stops," said Mirabito. Once we get that I can start focusing in on what a CEO does and that is to provide a vision for the organization."
That vision is still in need of an overhaul according to some members of the public in attendance who suggest the organization try get more tax payers back on board in addition to the regular riders.
"They have done it among people riding the buses but other people who are paying the taxes don't get to see those benefits because they never ride the bus and the reason they never do because it takes all day where you go," said Travis Joseph.
Mirabito says programs like Touchdown Express which has used CATS buses to transport about 3,000 fans to and from LSU games and a new promotional campaign are making a difference and that it ultimately comes down to regaining trust.
"By introducing accountability, keeping CATS and its people responsible for the taxpayer dollars and plus providing better customer service I think we'll win," said Mirabito.
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:50:03 GMT
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.That report prompted Marion County commissioners to scheduleMore >>
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.More >>
A pedestrian explains to KSLA News 12 the temptation to avoid a busy Shreveport crosswalk and instead use a popular shortcut, used dozens of times a day. But, that's exactly the spot that turned into a tragic accident on Thursday.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:28:26 GMT
Pranks can be mean-spirited and cruel. Not this one. Parents of this youngster have decided to make his childhood just a little more magical. Take a look. Please feel free to try and trick your childrenMore >>
Click here to watch the adorable trick parents played on their little one, and to hear his jocular response.More >>
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