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Sep 02

DBE Goal Notice – FY 2021-2023

Posted to KAT Blog by Savannah Kilday

Knoxville Area Transit’s U.S.-D.O.T

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal for FY 2021-2023


In compliance with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program established in 49 CFR 26, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) proposes to establish a goal of 2.5% of Federal financial assistance expended in D.O.T.-assisted contracts in federal fiscal years 2021-2023. This goal, established by KAT, is one of many components within the City of Knoxville’s DBE goals established by the Small Business and Diversity Outreach Office. This goal directly relates to Federal Transit Administration funding to be spent with firms certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) under the Tennessee Unified Certification Program (TN-UCP) and does not apply to transit vehicle purchases. KAT proposes to meet this goal by advertising bid opportunities through the City of Knoxville Purchasing website, DBE and general circulation publications, and by advising City Purchasing at the time of requisition of TN-UCP certified firms that should be included in bid notices. The proposed goal and the entire DBE program document are available for viewing during normal business hours at Knoxville Area Transit’s 1135 Magnolia Avenue offices for 30 days following the date of this notice. Comments on the goal and program, or questions about DBE certification through TN-UCP should be addressed to Si McMurray, DBE Liaison Officer, Knoxville Area Transit, 301 Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915; telephone: 865.215.7803; email: smcmurray@katbus.com, or through the comments link below. Comments may also be addressed to D.O.T. at U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, 1200 Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20590.

Dec 05

KAT Invites Passengers to Knoxville Station for a Kids Holiday Party

Posted to Media Advisories and Press Releases by Becca James

KAT is partnering with Muse Knoxville to host a FREE Kids Holiday Party to bring cheer to our passengers and their families. The event will be on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the lobby at Knoxville Station Transit Center, 301 Church Avenue.  Partygoers can take photos with Santa (bring your own camera) and participate in children’s activities provided by Muse Knoxville. There will be a coloring area with festive scenes for children to decorate and take home. Each child will also receive a free gift (an age-appropriate book) while supplies last. These books were provided through generous donations from several community members (Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC, Bill & Lynn Geiger, Leigh Garrett, Sandy and Jeff Keenan, and Roxanne Johnson).   Activities planned are recommended for those age 12 and under. 

“This is an opportunity for us to express our gratitude to our passengers and their families,” says Isaac Thorne, Director of Transit for the City of Knoxville. “We hope to spread a bit of holiday cheer to those passengers that mean so much to us.” 

For more information on this news release, please contact Becca James at 865-215-7826 or Belinda Woodiel-Brill at 865-215-7828.