RTA chairman apologizes for Paratransit remark

October 24, 2012 3:09:01 PM PDT
The chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority says he's sorry he called Paratransit Vans a limousine service.

John Gates made the apology during an RTA meeting on Wednesday.

The agency chairman concedes he completely misspoke when he made the comment last week.

Paratransit riders complained during Wednesday's RTA board meeting, calling Gates' words hurtful and uninformed.

Gates admitted that his limo comparison was inappropriate.