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New CATS CEO discusses push for 25-cent rate hike

Charlotte Area Transit system officials say the half-cent sales tax for transit service isn't generating enough revenue. People just aren't spending as much these days. So CATS has proposed a 25-cent hike in bus and train fares to help close a $2 million budget shortfall. CATS CEO Carolyn Flowers and Commissioner Jennifer Roberts discussed the proposal Monday on WFAE's Charlotte Talks. Here's a portion of that conversation with host Mike Collins.