CATA seems to come up quite a bit in other threads, but I thought it was about time that it got it's very own.
Two notable items:
1. The November Millage: the agency predicts a rather doomsday-esque scenario if voters fail to approve a 0.787 mill increase for operations for the next five years (2008-12). From their site: "For a $100,000 home, that equals $39.35 per year, or less than most people pay for a tank of gasoline. All the money raised would be used to operate the CATA system."
More info here: http://cata.org/news/releases/november_millage.html
Meanwhile, #2: Record Ridership -- over 0.5 million rides just for the month of July
Given the failed library millage, I'm concerned about CATA's chances for success. That, and I really haven't seen much PR on it, aside from direct marketing on the bus. What does everyone else think about it's chances? I'd love to see them shore up operating money so that we can start bugging them more about their five to ten year vision.