by Max Brantley
Central Arkansas Transit Authority board members, employees and supporters will attend a kickoff celebration as CATA becomes Rock Region METRO.The event's at the chamber of commerce at Markham and Scott at 10 a.m.
Hear what’s new at Rock Region METRO (other than the name)! Speakers include Allie Freeman, board chairman; Jarod Varner, executive director; Jimmy Moses, board member and State Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, member of the Move Central Arkansas Blue Ribbon Commission, a group of business and community leaders who have helped gather perspectives and ideas concerning the expansion of public transit in
central Arkansas, its impact on the community and the funding process. Mayor Mark Stodola (Little Rock), Mayor Joe Smith (North Little Rock), Mayor Gary Fletcher (Jacksonville), Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde and other Rock Region METRO supporters will be in attendance. One of the new Rock Region METRO compressed natural gas-fueled buses, which offer free WiFi and will soon be linked to a GPS-based mobile app providing real-time passenger information, will be on display at the Little