CAT cutbacks causing driver layoffs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Capital Area Transit board of directors voted to consolidate routes and cut back the number of trips on routes.

CAT is looking to scale back the nighttime route from Downtown to Midtown as well as a route from Harrisburg to Enola. The board is striving to cut costs by eight percent and trying to find new ways to be more efficient.

At least five employees will lose their jobs because of the cutbacks. CAT says they will look to offer those employees part-time jobs.

“We have a new management team coming in, and we’re going to review everything from all personnel and all ridership. We’ll be looking at everything,” said Eric Bugaile, CAT’s board chairman.

The board also voted to eliminate vacant administrative roles to cut back on costs.

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