Apr 23, 2013 9:50 AM by AP
The embattled chief executive officer of the Capital Area Transit System has resigned.
The Advocate reports Brian Marshall provided little explanation for his decision in a one-page letter of resignation to the CATS board on Monday. But his departure comes amid recent harsh, public criticism of the bus agency's performance.
Marshall spent most of the letter defending his record as the bus system's leader, stressing that CATS is on schedule to deliver the services residents were promised in an April 2012 tax election, including more routes, buses and shorter wait times by 2014.
CATS Board President Isaiah Marshall, no relation to Brian Marshall, said the board will meet Thursday to officially accept the resignation.