The problem with CATS is that everyone involved in its promotion came to believe in the hyperbole of their own press releases. It’s a bus company.
The mission of CATS is a very simple business model: provide reasonable, efficient bus service for those of us who either do not own automobiles or choose not to drive them to work.
A good start toward fixing this mess would be renaming it. Capital Area Transit System is so pretentious. Rename it the Baton Rouge bus company and only appoint business owners, who are also bus company property taxpayers, to its board.