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Jan 16, 2013 2:07 PM by AP

Consultant: Replace CATS leaders

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A consulting firm hired to evaluate the Capital Area Transit System has recommended that the agency replace its top management by contracting administrators from a transit management firm that offers more experience and expertise.

In October, the CATS board solicited TMG Consulting to make recommendations about the agency's management structure to ensure CATS will meet service expansion goals.

The Advocate reports the CATS board took no official action Tuesday on the recommendations, but some board members were dismissive of the report and offered their support to the current staff members and to CATS CEO Brian Marshall.

TMG President Anthony Mumphrey Jr. said after the meeting that CATS will not be able to deliver on its promises to expand and improve service with its current management structure.

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