CATS’ light rail manager placed on administrative leave

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The manager over Charlotte Area Transit Systems’ light rail division has been placed on administrative leave, the organization confirmed to Channel 9 on Tuesday.

Deltrin Harris is on paid leave, but CATS didn’t immediately provide a reason for the change.

A spokesperson for CATS said Gary Lee has been named the interim rail operations general manager. According to CATS, Lee has previously served as an interim rail general manager and he has 25 years of experience.

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While CATS didn’t give a reason for Harris’ leave, it comes after the light rail division has had recent issues over delayed maintenance leading to derailments.

Channel 9 is working on getting more information, check back for updates.

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