CAT: Service slowed Monday by high driver call-offs - abc27 WHTM

CAT: Service slowed Monday by high driver call-offs

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Capital Area Transit says it was forced to cancel several routes Monday because 26 percent of its drivers were absent and replacement drivers were unavailable.

General manager Bill Jones said CAT is closely monitoring the situation. He said if the current trend continues, CAT will finalize a plan to immediately remedy the service interruptions.

"CAT cannot permit continued interruption to the essential transit services we provide to approximately 2.7 million fixed route riders annually in Cumberland and Dauphin Counties and Pennsylvania's state capital."  Jones said in a news release.

Among the cancellations were routes from the Carlisle area to Harrisburg.

When asked why there were so many driver call-offs, a representative said only that CAT is investigating.


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